I spent a couple of days photographing the residents and waking around the 30th and martin luther king jr block in west oakland last month. i highly recommend reading the full piece in the current issue of @sfmagazine about the changes happening in the neighborhood. thank you @karen_williams_photography and @clarkwilliammiller for your constant support, and @rachelbujalski for the assist.
Leila takayama and the cutest robot ever for forbes japan last month 😍🤖
Happy easter 🐣🐰 🥚🌸
Last week i worked on a story about immigration and california’s resistance to the trump administration for the washington post. at the end of my last day covering the story i met a 24 year old woman named vianney sanchez (pictured here). she is a recent uc santa cruz graduate and a dreamer. last august, vianney’s parents were forced to leave their lives and children behind and return to mexico. vianney is now the primary caretake for her 16 year old sister and 12 year old brother.
quoting the article:
"in particular, schaaf (oakland mayor libby schaaf) said, she was disturbed by the case of maria mendoza sanchez, a bilingual oncology nurse, homeowner and mother of four who was forced to leave the united states in august with her husband, eusebio. these are two law-abiding, hard-working oaklanders that have lived in my city for 23 years,” schaaf said. “but under this administration they were deported. they were ripped away from their four children.”
Thank you marisa and everyone at the @washingtonpost for being so hilarious and supportive, and thank you to the van horns for welcoming me into your home. meet bear and queen elizabeth, the status chickens of silicon valley.
paper photo courtesy of @marisaschwartztaylor 😘 annnnd a special thanks to @carolynseng for your awesome assist 💕