The Castle

This was a shoot for a cover story for Teach for America’s One Day Alumni Magazine.  The article, Fight Unseen, can be read in PDF form here:

This was an especially rewarding project for me.  I live with my family in Oakland and the intersection explored in this piece, violence and education, is something we think about day to day.  This slideshow includes a number of my favorite images, including shots from the classrooms of some awesome teachers.

Towards the end, there are images from inside Youth Uprising, a remarkable non-profit giving kids a compelling alternative to Oakland’s street life (that’s the organization’s founder and director looking on in one of the facility’s recording studios.)

A huge thank you to Teach for America and the editorial team at One Day Magazine, and especially to the heroes at work in Castlemont and at Youth Uprising.

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