Evacuee Ron Irick Sits in a friends car after sleeping there with his newly rescued dog Jojo after escaping his home in Magalia from the Camp Fire at a makeshift evacuation site in the Walmart parking lot in Chico, California on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

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Refugio Nieto, the father of Alex Nieto, who was fatally shot 59 times by San Francisco police, looks out the window while sitting for a portrait in his kitchen in Bernal Heights, San Francisco, California, on Sunday, March 6, 2016. For weeks after Alex was killed, Refugio would stand at the window hoping and waiting he would come home.

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Maleah Varney ,5, stands for a portrait outside of her home while holding freshly picked flowers from a friends farm in Mariposa, California, U.S.A. on Monday, April 8, 2019. Maleah's father firefighter and dozer operator Braden Varney was killed while fi

Maleah Varney ,5, stands for a portrait outside of her home while holding freshly picked flowers from a friends farm in Mariposa, California, U.S.A. on Monday, April 8, 2019. Maleah's father firefighter and dozer operator Braden Varney was killed while fighting the Ferguson fire in July of 2018. As fires continue to threaten communities all across California, families are sending their loved one’s off to fight fire, much like war, never knowing if they will return.

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Ken Jones stands for a portrait inside City Hall in San Francisco, California, in the United States of America on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017. He appears as a character in ABC’s new docudrama “When We Rise”. 

This was a posed portrait. I asked to look out t


Ken Jones stands for a portrait outside CityHall in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.
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Neziyah Stevens, 4, holds her Barbie doll close as she cries for her father's attention as he collects the belongings outside of their tent in Oakland, California on September, 30, 2020. Neziyah and her family of eight have been homeless on and off for se
Neziyah Stevens, 4, holds her Barbie doll close as she cries for her father's attention as he collects the belongings outside of their tent in Oakland, California on September, 30, 2020. Neziyah and her family of eight have been homeless on and off for several years and the pandemic has made it difficult for such a large family to find permanent housing.
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Kimberly Miguel, 9, the daughter of migrant workers, sits in the car that she and her family of eight have been sleeping in for the last six days following the evacuation orders from the Kincade Fire at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale, Cal

Kimberly Miguel, 9, the daughter of migrant workers, sits in the car that she and her family of eight have been sleeping in for the last six days following the evacuation orders from the Kincade fire at the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Cloverdale, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019.

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Kristie Fairchild, the executive director of the North Beach Citizens center stands for a portrait after putting on a bubble machine in front of the homeless drop- in center in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. She says the bubbles help people who are agitated to relax as they come through the doors of the center.

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Jen Ridino, 27, stands on her property in the Coffey Park neighborhood where her house was destroyed in the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. Jen recently became in engaged to her fiancee Jake (not pictured) in March 2017. She s

Jen Ridino, 27, stands on her property in the Coffey Park neighborhood where her house was destroyed in the Tubbs fire in Santa Rosa, Calif., on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017. She said, "I loved this neighborhood. This house was the start of everything for us."

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Actress Megan Trout poses for a portrait outside her rehearsal studio in Berkeley, California, on Saturday, June 27, 2015.

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Elana Bolds sings at Rolling Hills cemetery where her daughter and parents are buried during a portrait on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Richmond, California.

Elana is a community activist and funeral singer. In her neighborhood of RIchmond, California childr
Elana Bolds sings at Rolling Hills cemetery where her daughter and parents are buried during a portrait on Friday, Dec. 11, 2020 in Richmond, California. Elana is a community activist and funeral singer. In her neighborhood of RIchmond, California children young and old are constantly being killed due to gun violence. Elana holds events like gun buybacks and shooter drills where kids can learn where to hide and how to run in case of an emergency. In the midst of her activism Elana sings at funerals for children who have died due to gun violence. She even sang for a mother who lost all three sons: two died by gun violence and the other died in jail. Her goal is to make Richmond a safe place for young black children to grow up.
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Kerry Harris, 63 sits for a portrait outside Mother Brown's Dining Room in the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Kerry described eating many meals at Mother Brown's Dining Room when he was homeless and said th

Kerry Harris, 63, sits for a portrait outside Mother Brown's Dining Room in the Bayview neighborhood in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Kerry ate many meals at Mother Brown's Dining Room when he was homeless and said that it helped him get back on his feet to have warm food and a nurturing community. 

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Journalist and artist Sarah Shourd poses for a portrait in a building on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Sarah  is re-staging her play, "The Box," on Alcatraz Island as part of an ongoing series of programming on the

Journalist and artist Sarah Shourd stands for a portrait in a building on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California, on Sunday, June 9, 2019. Sarah is re-staging her play, "The Box," on Alcatraz Island as part of an ongoing series of programming on the island. Sarah was held in solitary confinement for 14-months in Iran when she and two other hikers accidentally hiked through the Iranian border in 2009. 

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Tommy Stadlen, co-founder of the Polaroid Swing app, at the company’s office in San Francisco, California on July 11, 2016.

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Abby Fanlo is seen through a window as she stands for a portrait in her family home in San Francisco, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017.

Abby Fanlo,24 stands for a portrait in her family home in San Francisco California, on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Fanlo was sexually assaulted as a teenager by her driving instructor along with several other young women. 


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Chef and television host TylerFlorence sits for a portrait at Sequoia in the financial district of San Francisco, California, on Thursday, March 2, 2017.

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Third Eye Blind lead singer Stephan Jenkins sits for a portrait at Ocean Beach in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind sits on Ocean Beach for a portrait on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.


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Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame stands for a portrait on Minna Street in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Feb. 13, 2017.

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Johnnie Mae High poses for a portrait in the stairwell of her apartment complex, in San Francisco, California on Friday, November 13, 2015.

Johnnie Mae High stands for a portrait in the courtyard of her apartment complex in San Francisco, California on Friday, November 13, 2015. She has applied for below market rate housing six times since 2009 but has been denied each time.

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Tamara Terichow, 83, stands for a portrait in her house in San Rafael, California, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Tamara and her sister Lidia were seperated as children in World War II and had no contact with each other for over 70 years. They reunited this su

Tamara Terichow, 83, stands for a portrait in her house in San Rafael, California, on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018. Tamara and her sister Lidia were separated as children in World War II and had no contact with each other for over 70 years. They reunited this summer in Finland for the first time.

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Sal Shafi stands for a portrait in his home on March 16,2016. Mr. Shafi spoke to the F.B.I with concerns that his son was being influenced by Islamic extremists. He proposed an intervention to set Adam straight but instead the F.B.I arrested him.

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Ana Rodriguez, 26, sits for a portrait outside her work in Hayward, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. She has DACA status and worries for her and her sister's future.
Ana Rodriguez, 26, poses for a portrait outside her work in Hayward, Calif., on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. She is a DACA recipient and is worried about deportation for her and her sister.

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Veteran Kevin Miller stands for a portrait at Swords to Plowshares in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Kevin Miller is a patient of the VA hospital and a veteran with post traumatic stress disorder, a traumatic brain injury and an injury in

Kevin Miller, a veteran with PTSD stands for a portrait at his office in San Francisco, Calif., on Monday, Nov. 6, 2017.

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Adrian Rosenfeld, stands for a portrait in his gallery, which was under construction in the Dogpatch neighborhood, in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016.

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Miho Aida, environmental activist and a lover of the outdoors stands for a portrait in Marin, California. 

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Veteran Patrick Parks, looks out the window of his new apartment at the Veterans Academy, in San Francisco, on Friday, November 6, 2015. He can't remember the last time he got really good sleep.

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Architect Brett Terpeluk poses for a portrait in his living room in his Bernal Heights home in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

San Francisco based architect, Brett Terpeluk poses for a portrait in his Bernal Heights home in San Francisco, California on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

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Cem Salur and Cigdem Onat Salur, owners of Orson's Belly pose for a portrait at their cafe in San Francisco, California, on Wednesday, July 4, 2018.

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Owner Dennis Kelly and owner/chef Anthony Secvian (right) pose for a portrait at Protege restaurant in Palo Alto, California, on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Owner/chef Anthony Secvian (left) and owner Dennis Kelly pose for a portrait at Protege restaurant in Palo Alto, California, on Sunday, June 10, 2018.

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Winemaker Francoise Peschon poses for a portrait at Vine Hill Ranch vineyard in Oakville, California, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

2019 Winemaker of the Year Francoise Peschon at Vine Hill Ranch vineyard in Oakville, California, on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.

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