The brainchild of the Catholic Affairs Committee, the Knights of Columbus had planned to erect a series of large crucifixes throughout Lake County, Indiana. The crucifixes were described as memorials “to Americans who gave their lives in this country’s wars” and also “carry a religious message to the thousands of motorists who will pass by them” on US 20.
Over recent years, a spotlight has been placed on police departments in the San Francisco Bay Area following a series of fatal officer-involved shootings. The deaths of Alejandro Nieto, Amilcar Perez-Lopez, Mario Woods, Luis Góngora Pat and Jessica Williams are among several that prompted a wave of protests contributing to the eventual resignation of the San Francisco Police Department’s Police Chief Greg Suhr.
During the 2016 Presidential Election, I was lucky enough to be a senior studying journalism in the key battleground state of Arizona. Traditionally a red state, there was constant talk of “turning Arizona blue.” Arizonans saw several visits from both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their family members and other politicians, including First Lady Michelle Obama, stumping in support of their party’s candidate during the election cycle.
Since early 2016, thousands of Native Americans have been fighting to prevent the pipeline’s completion. In the final days of Barack Obama’s presidency the White House put the construction on hold pending further assessments, and for a while the protesters believed they had won. Crowds celebrated with fireworks on the snow covered prairie of North Dakota, but everything changed with the arrival of President Donald Trump.
These are not just photos of politicians giving speeches and shaking hands; they are photos of what these people and places looked and felt like. American political theater is quite often a circus, and I instead wanted to show a quieter and more organic dissection of how the people interact with politics.
An estimated 35,000 non-citizens currently serve active duty in the U.S. military, and 8,000 more join every year according to the Pentagon, with an understanding that they will be naturalized during or following their service. Green Card veterans who leave the military early or are convicted of a crime may face deportation.
George Herbert Walker Bush, died November 30, 2018 at the age of 94. Bush served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1983, and as the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989 under President Ronald Reagan.