Marlins unveil MLB All-Star Game logo in win versus Phillies

GOP Convention in Burlingame

 

 

NFL Opening Night

Super Bowl Media Day: The Media Perspective from Randy Vazquez on Vimeo.

Interview with an Icon Mural

San Jose Earthquakes Summer picture compilation

A Soldier Returns Home

On July 4th, like many Americans, I will indulge in everything that is America. Hot dogs. Fireworks. Beer. But what about July third or fifth? Am I not American on those days? Am I limited to being American for one summer day or have many Americans misinterpreted the significance of Independence Day? As I came to find out recently, the Fourth of July is just a date for some families. The real celebration is when they see their loved ones return home from tours of military duty.

As I spent my summer in Southern California, I was privileged and honored to follow a family who saw their loved one return after a year of military service in Guantanamo Bay. That family happens to be my uncle’s family. That solider is my cousin, Marco Martinez.

On the day he returned home, I captured a series of emotions from anxiousness to overwhelming happiness. In this photo essay, you see how one family changed my outlook on the Fourth of July. It’s a day to celebrate independence with loved ones, but also a day to appreciate those loved ones who returned home safe.

The Barbershop Diaries: Jason “Jerk” Lim

This past spring I embarked on a group project with my classmates and my professor Michael Cheers where we followed the lives of ten Bay Area barbers who were all linked by their profession and by place of work. Although these barbers share a work place, their stories could not be more unique. This photo essay features Jason Lim, a third generation Chinese American barber who uses barbering as an escape from his past and a source of income for his family.