Sheila Rule and Joe Robinson take the subway to a Riverside Church Prison Ministry meeting in Manhattan on Nov. 20, 2016. Rule and Robinson, married for almost 12 years while Joe was still incarcerated, are here together for the first time since he was released from a 25-year prison sentence for killing a man.
Students celebrate their graduation from Howard University at the end of the 148th Commencement ceremony, at the Upper Quandrangle on campus, on May 7, 2016. Washington, D.C. photojournalist and professor Cheriss May spoke about her photography on The Black Shutter Podcast.
Jun Oshita, 46, holds a single shoe, the only memory he could find of his mother. Kuni Oshita, 73, was killed in the March 11 tsunami in Noda, which was almost completely destroyed after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Chanell Stone photographs places like overgrown lots and green spaces at public housing projects, often including herself in the frame. Above, "In search of a certain Eden," 2019, Brooklyn.
Vanessa Leroy says attending a racial justice protest in 2014 helped her realize she wanted to be a photographer. She photographed a helicopter that day, saying, "I took it out of the context that it was originally in to make it feel you're entering into this dream space where you're about to navigate all of these memories and past experiences."