Veteran Dave Meredith, age 61, served in the Vietnam War as an artillery man. "I was spit on and called a killer when I first came home from the war, I am happy that we are getting the credit we deserve now" Meredith said. Here he sits on his porch as he reflects on his fallen comrades and his time spent serving in the military, Memorial Day 2015.
Activist Phillip Parnell, 65, is seen in a portrait surrounded by many of the panels he has created in efforts to highlight the city's failure to solve homicides east of the Anacostia River, a predominantly African American neighborhood Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Christian K. Lee/The Washington Post)
LAPD officer Dante Pagulayan during a bone marrow drive for his partner Matthew Medina at the LAPD Rampart Division in Los Angeles, CA on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Pagulayan and Medina have been partners for seven years. "He is a loving father and friend," Pagulayan said. (Christian K. Lee/ Los Angeles Times)
Senior Deshoun White wrestles for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. "If it wasn't for the sport of wrestling, I wouldn't be the man I am today," White said. He reflects on his career as a student athlete as he sums up his final year in the sport.
Talia Pisano, 1, stands in her bed at Lurie Children's Hospital in Chicago June 11, 2015. Talia is getting treatment for kidney cancer that spread to her brain. She's also getting a chance at having babies of her own someday. To battle infertility sometimes caused by cancer treatment, some children’s hospitals are trying a futuristic approach: removing and freezing immature ovary and testes tissue, with hopes of being able to put it back when patients reach adulthood and want to start families. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee)
Dir. of the Friends of Gold Butte, Jaina Moan, 37, left, and Kathryn Mcquade, 60, at Gold Butte National Monument on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, in Gold Butte, Nevada. They fought for the monument's protection before U.S. President Barack Obama later used the Antiquities Act to shelter the desert land between Lake Mead and the Grand Canyon. (Christian K. Lee/Las Vegas Review-Journal)
Philip Padilla, 27, volunteers his time to take Polaroid photos of people celebrating Fair St. Louis during the 4th of July. Behind him St. Louis firefighters drape an American flag over those who came to join in the festivities.
Travis Detritus is a circus freakshow performer. He uses tools such as the screwdriver he has plunged in his nose to cause harm to himself, for the sake of entertainment. "I get joy from providing a sense of enterainment for people," Detritus said while sitting at a bar in Alton, IL where he entices guests.
Ruben Dubois, 62, is a shoe shiner and he operates his business inside of a local car wash in Matteson, Illinois. Dubois started shining as a young boy and has continued it although business has declined over the years. "Like Dr. King said whatever you do be the best and I am," Dubois said.
After wrestling in the snow, Freshman Roger Williams of St Louis, Mo is covered in it on February 16 2015 in Edwardsville, IL. This is his university's first snow-day of the semester.