These kids are working so hard to make sure others vote.
The kids in this daycare class got excited about dinosaurs one day, as kids do. It might have just been one kid at first, but then they all wanted to play with and talk about dinosaurs. So the teachers decked out the class in dinosaurs -- footprints, toys, etc.
I just thought that was such a great idea.
People are responding well to this story and that makes me super happy!
I love this photo from a student walkout. They marched 2.2 miles from their high school to the district office to protest gun violence.
I walked with them and I was wiped when we got there. I also lost my car on a side street and had to have someone come get me after it was over.
It is an exceptionally photogenic place.
We were on an island in Washington this time around. The weather behaved for the most part, until the big day of driving around to take photos. You can't quite tell, but there's sideways rain blowing on my face/clothes/camera in the above photos.
I spent a charming 24 hours in Portland, land of bookstores and tiny perfect donuts. It looks a bit like Seattle and San Diego had a baby and left it to grow up in the Mission.
The most amazing phenomena though was how polite the people are. Growing up in Southern California, I just know not to jaywalk if I want to stay alive. California drivers are fast. And mean.
In Portland, drivers will stop for pedestrians, and each other, and ducks. On the plane, I witnessed people actually letting others go ahead instead of running them over with their carry-ons. You can chat with shopkeepers and strangers on the street, unlike in New York, where that kind of nonsense will get you a blistering side-eye.
I hope no one who grew up in Portland ever attempts to live in New York.
On my last trip to New York, I tried to document exactly what it is that makes tourists and newcomers stop in the middle of the sidewalk to look up.
Provided that they're not mowed down by irate commuters, the view is equally breathtaking and claustrophobic. The buildings on every side give the impression that the sky is gone, replaced by apartments and offices, rusty fire escapes and glowing neon.
My eyes are used to expansiveness the other way. Coming down off the mountains, the Central Valley looks like a neverending quilt, with its edges hidden by fog and smoky bad air. But there are no buildings, or even tall trees, to obstruct your view otherwise.
There's a little of that in Central Park, and it's a relief to lie out on the grass and let your eyes rest on the clouds. But the buildings still peek out and remind you where you are.
Constantly looking up makes you aspire to be in those tall buildings.
In case you were wondering, proper protocol when it starts to snow is to grab your camera and run straight into the flurries. I looked it up, don’t worry. And as it turns out, the only time Manhattan is more beautiful than when it’s covered in fallen leaves, is when it’s covered in snow. Read More.
Bishop is the kind of town you can drive right by if you’re not paying attention. One car dealership at the beginning of the town welcomes you, and another at the end waves you goodbye. The town of Laws, then, five miles to the east of Bishop, is the kind of town that might not even occur to you as you head to other bigger and brighter offerings. But Laws, hundreds of miles from anywhere outsiders would think of when they think of California, has the state’s trademark ample sunshine and blue skies, cooling gusts on an otherwise warm day. Read More.
New York is a city of 8 million terrible roommates each trying to eke out their bit of privacy in the tiny, filthy living space. To photograph togetherness here is almost a fallacy, because the forced togetherness of subway cars and public parks is not a warm and fuzzy ideal. I looked for examples of togetherness where the company was deliberately chosen. Read More.
Saturdays are the busiest days at Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company, according to store manager Ellen Lindner, who has arrived at the storefront after a train delay. She moves with superhuman speed through the chores that need to be done before she can open up shop. Read More.