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GAINESVILLE, FL — Organized by Pam Smith, the coordinator of the boots on the ground arm of the Women's March Movement, volunteers designed and painted a mural. Located at the 34th St. wall, the Seeds of Resistance mural aims to raise people's spirits and awareness.
Crossing the country--or some of it
GAINESVILLE, FL — The National Pride March, or Equality March for Unity and Pride is happening on June 11th, during Washington D.C.'s annual pride parade. This year the LGBTQ+ community and allies are coming together in solidarity to resist oppression. Throughout the country many cities, including Gainesville, are marching in solidarity.
GAINESVILLE, FL—Protesters and supporters gathered around the confederate statue known as "Old Joe" on May 23rd. The statue was gifted to the city by the Daughters of the Confederacy and sits on county land, in the heart of Gainesville. The Alachua County Commission was having its third and final meeting to decide the fate of Old Joe. On a 4-to-1 decision (Lee Pinkoson dissented), Commissioners voted to remove it.
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Gainesville, FL — M.A.M.A.'s Club is the first black-owned business located on Main Street. Idealized and started by Faye Williams, this community space will have a bit of everything: jazz club, classes, events, shows, karaoke nights, and more. To get the space ready, volunteers got together for a painting party that included southern barbecue by Big Man and upbeat music courtesy of Cheryl Floyd-Lucas.
GAINESVILLE, FL — Hosted by Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Gainesvillians joined labor and immigrant groups to celebrate International Worker's Day and Immigrants' rights. At the height of the celebration, Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe and County Commissioner Ken Cornell jointly declared May 1st as Immigrants' Rights Day in Gainesville.
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Gainesville, FL — A crowd gathers to protest a planned memorial ceremony for Confederate soldiers. Participants gathered around a Civil War monument in downtown Gainesville, known as Old Joe. With signs and chants, they demonstrated against racism and the glorifying of a symbol of hatred: the Confederate flag.
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Walking around La Habana is an embarrassment of riches: Cuba's generous soul reveals itself to you. In a perpetual state of gratitude I capture these gifted moments and marvel at their abundance.
Boxing is big in Cuba. Huge. And they start early. At the revered Rafael Trejo Boxing Gym, kids as young as five line up to be weighed, measured, and trained.
The operation is serious and very professional. The kids go through the drill same as the adults—who also take it very, and I mean really very—seriously. When asked for a photograph, they'd stop, bring their fists up and look fierce. But what I wanted to capture was the in-between moments where their guard dropped, and they were just little kids: perplexed, earnest, and even a little scared.
LA HABANA, CUBA — A trip of a lifetime. Walking the streets of Havana, I couldn't help but fall in love: with its light, colors, textures, and< most of all, with its people. I've never been in a place where the people are so open, curious, and friendly to foreigners. I was surprised by how popular Brazilian soap operas are in Cuba, and how much everybody wanted to talk to me about it. Voilá, instant connection!
Dancing is an art, a passion, and, in Cuba, it is a way of life, and a very serious business.
Kids spend their days immersed in dance culture. The lessons include technique, style, and history, as well as regular school. The vibe is a combination of high focus, determination, and flat-out silliness that only young teenagers seem capable of.
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A sports complex that has seen better days. Still, everyday, Cubans flock to this site. Football (soccer) players, runners, walkers, people of all ages in perpetual movement. Empty pools, walls about to collapse. Cuba libre in graffiti. Generations sharing space.
These photos feature ordinary trips by car. If they have a mission, it is this: to capture the rarely-viewed, candid bricolage of intimacy, materiality, and the quotidian movement between spaces and present them in an unexpected way.
It may be the whiskey bottle, a half-knitted sock, the ubiquitous hand of the lover, or a half-sipped cup of black coffee. Whatever the composition, these images work to show the beauty in the everyday.
Driving is an on-going series.