Women’s March on Washington D.C.

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0096.jpg

Shoutout to the white guys that stood for hours, marched, and carried signs at the Women’s March.

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0097.jpg

The workers that were taking down the structures for the Trump Inauguration were wearing pink and buying Black Lives Matter buttons.

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0099.jpg

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0118.jpg

The parks department employed wished “Enjoy your day, ladies”

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0225.jpg

“We talk about Women’s rights in my locker room”

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0249.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0250.jpg

Women’s March volunteer

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-0295.jpg

Jan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1101.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1160.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1169.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1189.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1202.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1255.jpgJan21-2017-Womens-March-DC-1604.jpg

Immigration Reform Rally

Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-12
President Barack Obama announced his executive action to begin initiatives for immigration reform, specifically for undocumented immigrants who have resided in the United States for a significant period of time. (Unfortunately, many networks chose to not to air his immigration speech.)

Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-2

The issue will always be incredibly personal to me. I have relatively assimilated in the United States the past nineteen years, but the first eight were spent in regions where American-born citizens were the minority and undocumented status was common in a pre-9/11 world.

I was transitioning between careers in 2013, so I was able to board a Grayhound bus at 3:30am at Port Authority to spend 24 hours in Washington DC on April 10th to photograph the 2013 Immigration Rally. (The night on my friend’s couch was some of the best sleep I had that year.) This was before I upgraded my gear, but I’ll always cherish the opportunity to photograph the experience.

Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-3

Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-7
Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-1
Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-8
Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-11
Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-9
Immigration-Reform-Rally-Washington-DC-2013-5