Charles Curtis Blackwell is bathed in sunlight at Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley, Calif., where he works as a writing mentor for students. After an accident in college, he lost his tunnel vision and now only sees through his peripheral vision, but that hasn't stopped him from becoming a painter.
Brunner, an 85-year-old survivor of prostate cancer cares for his 84-year-old wife with Alzheimer's Disease in Erwin, Tenn. She was diagnosed in 2013, but long before that they agreed, “to spend the last dime they got to avoid nursing homes.”
Ilisha Webster, left, and Izzy Webster, right, pose for a portrait after their high school graduation from Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville, Ky.
Winkie Dawkins, a level-five consultant for skincare company Rodan and Fields, wears her favorite Lily Pulitzer dress in her home in Louisville, Ky.
A young girl dances a Scottish Sword Dance at the Highland Games in Burntisland, Scotland.
Carlos Smith stands with his GMC Seiara Denali at his home on in San Leandro, Calif. His truck was repossessed multiple times by an allegedly fraudulent loan company over the course of four years.
Kari Orvik, a fine art and documentary photographer, is seen reflected on her 8x10 view camera that points toward Mission Street in San Francisco, Calif. She runs her own Tintype studio and in addition to her work she documents the people in her Mission neighborhood.
John Timmons, a sophomore in Air Force ROTC at Ohio University salutes for a portrait in Athens, Ohio. Timmons won GMC Cadet of the Year after only being in AFROTC for one semester. He plans to go onto flight school after graduation.
Samantha Stallings, of Louisville, Ky., is 6 foot 3 inches and the assistant sports information director at the University of the Cumberlands. She had surgery in 8th grade due to OC Fusion, a heart defect, and for the past 10 years has attended Camp Braveheart for youth with heart problems. Even though her friends have either passed on or moved away, she continues to attend as a volunteer. "I see kids running around and I think, 'They need to cherish this time together because they don't know how long they'll have,'" she says.
Isabelle Kamlongera stands in front of the lights at Diwali held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Thomas “Mick” Keirns sweeps Court Street in Athens, Ohio around 6 a.m. After the bars close and partygoers stumble home, the street is littered with their aftermath. But a few hours later everything is clean again—the street sweeper works while the town sleeps.
Donna Sloan wears a Sassy Millinery hat from Australia on Kentucky Oaks Day in Louisville, Ky.
Sister Katarina Anne, of England, poses for a portrait after cutting grass at Children of Mary House in Newark, Ohio.
Sallie Sauber, a grad student at Ohio University studying photojournalism, poses for a portrait at the Athens Skate Park in Athens, Ohio. Sauber skated as a young girl, picked it back up four years ago and occasionally competes as part of the Appalachian Hell Betties Roller Derby Team.