Sidra Helal, left, and Jude Zarzar, right, walk home together from Emerald Steam Magnet Middle School where they have attended since they emigrated from the war-torn Syria as refugees with their families less than five months ago, in El Cajon, California on March 17, 2017.
Peter Arellano sits for a portrait inside his home on February 9, 2017 in the rapidly gentrifying neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles, California. Arellano was listed in a gang injunction, a civil court order that can prohibit gang members, or alleged gang members, from participating in specified activities.
Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray, a former pastor of South Los Angeles’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church and a current University Fellow at University of Southern California’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture, stands for a portrait on April 27, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. When the 1992 L.A. Riots broke out, Murray who was at AME at the time, saw an opportunity for religion to ease the chaos and opened the doors to the community as a meeting space.
Lora King, 33, the middle daughter of Rodney King, stands for a portrait in front of curtains she had hanging in her room as a child while in her home on April 28, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. This year marks 25 years since the L.A. Riots which erupted after a jury returned a “not guilty” verdict in the Rodney King case, a black man who was videotaped being beating by several white Los Angeles Police Department officers.
Sebastian Calderon, 22, poses for a portrait in Plaza Bolivar on November 11, 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia. He is part of Movimiento Estudiantil Paziempre, a student group dedicated to fighting for peace. After the Colombian peace deal was rejected, the group helped organize a silent march where 50,000 people ended up in Plaza Bolivar.
Resident Doctor Moazzum Bajwa stands for a portrait at Riverside University Health System on February 2, 2017, in Moreno Valley, California. Bajwa is part of the Family Medicine program and a recruit from Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean.
Yesenia Moreno Rodríguez, 25, poses for a portrait in Plaza Bolivar on November 11, 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia. She is part of Movimiento Estudiantil Paziempre, a student group dedicated to fighting for peace. After the Colombian peace deal was rejected, the group helped organize a silent march where 50,000 people ended up in Plaza Bolivar.
Arcelliano Ague Cuelle takes a break from work in his yucca fields on November 24, 2015, in Pozo Redondo. Each winter the Amazon River rises and destroys all the crops, but he says it makes the land is fertile. Although planting new crops each year is hard work, for him, it is worth it.
Grecia Quintero stands for a portrait inside a mosquito net in her home in Cúcuta, Colombia on February 6, 2016. Quintero is one of thousands diagnosed with the zika virus since the outbreak started in October 2015.
Gretta poses for a portrait outside the Translatin@ offices where she works in downtown Los Angeles. As a trans woman from Mexico she has faced sometimes insurmountable challenges.
Darley Martinez Cabarcas, 17, stands for a portrait at Fundación Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar where she receives regular checkups for her pregnancy in Cartagena, Colombia on February 19, 2016. Carbarcas, who is eight months pregnant, was diagnosed with the Zika virus at five months.
Maricela Ipiayu, 23, shows her inflated stomach caused by severe malnutrition that developed after being diagnosed with diabetes at 19 on May 22, 2016, in La Guajira, Colombia. Maricela is Wayuu, an indigenous person to the land. She died three months after this image was made. She is one of 4,700 reported Wayuu deaths from treatable diseases in the last eight years.
Baru Ahue bathes in Lake Tarapoto in the Amazon jungle of Colombia. He was born and raised in Puerto Nariño and indigenous to the clan Paucara. He says he's in search of lost roots and wants to find ways to conserve the natural world, disseminate messages about respect.
Noel Castañeda poses for a portrait at Rafeal Trejo Boxing gym in Havana, Cuba. In 2005 Noel won the boxing world championships in London. Boxers at the gym are a mix women and men, many of which are like Noel who have moved to the city to learn from and with the best.
Maria Del Mar Toledo, 25, shows her scar from being shot while fighting for the FARC while in the one-bedroom apartment in Bogotá, Colombia on September 21, 2016. Toledo was 11 when she joined the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC and demobilized after being shot at 17. She wishes the Colombian Peace Deal would include people like her. Toledo lives in Ciudad Bolivar, one of the most dangerous areas of Colombia's capital city of Bogotá.