Lace Bellamy, 24, of Owensboro, Ky., sits in anticipation of her wedding day as her bridesmaids help her put on pink converse shoes.
Leanna Scott, 11, is embraced by her mother Rochelle Rizo, 38, as the casket of her uncle, Melvin McKinney is loaded into a hearse following his funeral at True Vision Church on August 2, 2016. McKinney was the last of four prisoners who committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail in San Antonio, Texas, each occurring within a 24 day period. A father, brother, and husband, he was one of many inmates who had been in jail for over a year. He had been waiting for trial for three. For The San Antonio Express-News
From left to right, Jacob Wooten, 14, Abdullah Bayi, 14, and Jaden Walton, 12, listen to instructions from an instructor before going out on the water during a junior sailing program for Detroit youth at the Detroit Yacht Club on Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis, then an interim chief, during a ride-along and community engagement day in Baltimore, Md., on July 24, 2015. Davis was tasked at the time with transforming the way Baltimore policed the community in the wake of Freddie Gray and the Baltimore riots. For The Washington Post.
Valentino Smith, 26, of Detroit, Mich. plays with the stage lights during Magic Men's afternoon rehearsal at a small warehouse in Waterford Township on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The adult entertainment group has been touring for roughly two years and plans to visit over 100 cities for their 2017 tour, beginning in South Dakota. For The New York Times.
Kayamone Sutton, 30, in downtown Flint, Mich., on October 23, 2016. A native of the city's north side, Sutton is running for Flint City Council in hopes of representing the 4th ward and bringing about positive political change.
"I look at it from the standpoint of what do the people want," Sutton said. "I think people want a candidate that is for the people, is actually going to help the people and tackle the issues, the real issues, and actually do what they say they're going to do when they get into office and thats one thing thats been lacking at the local level, all the way up to the federal level, even up to the presidency. So when it comes to voting, I'm not completely happy with the two choices that we have but I'll go for the lesser of the two evils which would be in my opinion, Hillary Clinton." For The Ground-Truth Project.
A man walks along the balcony of the Cactus Motel in Balmoreah on Wednesday, August 17, 2016. The rise of fracking nearby the town has some community members worried about their drinking water and natural springs, which serve as a popular tourism destination helping drive the town's economy.
Kenyetta Golson, models a tangerine orange outfit and hat during a portrait shoot documenting traditional church wear at Saints of God Church in North Flint on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. "I think dressing up doesn't make a person. You make a person. It makes you feel important and as a professional, and it cam uplift a person," Golson said.
Referred to by the community as Ms. Ann, a regular at Shake Rag salon takes a nap under hair dryer as she receives a relaxing treatment on her hair. The salon was one of the few businesses remaining stable in the historic Shake Rag District of Bowling Green, Ky. As of October 2016, it was turned into a commercial loan office.
While others watch television, Anna Rosa Jacobsen sits by a window to watch the rain in her housing unit at Sølund, a mental institution, in Skanderborg, Denmark. At the age of 66, she has spent over 62 years in institutions for the mentally handicapped, moving to Sølund in 1988.
manda Saab, 28, after making Namoora, a middle eastern pastry made with farimina, a finer version of semolina, yogurt, butter, sugar, topped with almonds in preparation for Ramadan at her home in Huron Charter Township, Mich., on Sunday, May 21, 2017.
Martha Holt Johansen, 9, of Aarhus, Denmark, holds her doll outside of her apartment complex where she lives with her mother.
Greg McNeilly, 44, right, and his husband Doug Meeks, 40, left, with their 3- month old son, Conor, at their home in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Saturday, January 28, 2016. The pair used Betsy DeVos, the current education secretary nominee, as a personal reference in the adoption process of their son. They believe allegations against Ms. DeVos as being intolerant against those in the LGBTQ community are unwarranted and that she and her family have been "nothing but warm and welcoming." For The New York Times.
Megan Blair, 31, a single mother, with her son William Navarro, 11, at their home in San Antonio on July 8, 2016. "Our parents never had conversations with us about how to react when a cop pulled you over, you know what to say, where to keep your hands and now I'm having those conversations with him," Blair said.
"I don't feel like anyone deserves what we just recently saw in the media. However, I do tell him at your best you always wanna make sure that you don't draw attention to yourself, you know, always make sure that you look appropriate, make sure that your pants are hanging down. Like I said, that doesn't warrant somebody being killed but now days you kind of have to."
A young man screams in protest as Lexington police officers carry him to a police car away from riots on State Street in Lexington, Ky. The riots followed the University of Kentucky's 2014 NCAA Championship loss against the University of Connecticut. Police forces proceeded to break up crowds of rioters around 3 a.m. and officials from the Lexington police and fire department reported 29 arrests and 35 fires.
Tracy Helmke, 28, who is currently struggling with drug addiction and homelessness, sobs as she is driven to University Hospital to be admitted into a detox program by officers William Kasberg and Jesse Trevino, of the San Antonio Police Department's IMPACT team, in San Antonio, on Thursday, July 14, 2016. Helmke had been in a detox treatment program weeks prior that the officers helped facilitate, however, she left the program prematurely due to heavy withdrawal symptoms. In a prior conversation, Helmke spoke about wanting her old life back in which she had a stable job, custody of her two-year-old daughter, and a two bedroom apartment. For The San Antonio Express-News.
From left to right, Brianna Buie, 20, her mother Kelly McLaughlin, 41, and brother Matthew McLaughlin, 16, sit on the bed in the room where Kelly is seeking treatment at Glenbeigh, a rehabilitation center in Rock Creek, Ohio, on May 6, 2017. After a neck surgery that put Kelly on Vicodin, she became addicted to opioids and eventually heroine that left Matthew in the difficult position of self-managing his diabetes. Now, Kelly has hopes that the treatment will work despite previously failed detox experiences. For Mother Jones.
Alone in his room, Ole Sørensen rocks back and forth in the dining chair in his room at Solund, an institution for the mentally handicapped in Skanderborg, Denmark. In order to prevent him from hurting himself, caretakers have had to tie the chair down so that he can still enjoy his daily habit of rocking back and forth, an activity which can often go on for hours.
Bowling Green, Kentucky: Greg Wellman, 21, of Greenup County, Ky., sits in his living room with two of the three firearms that he has at his residence. "I think if you got your concealed and carry you should be able to carry. I've been shooting since I was old enough to hold a gun and my father has been shooting since he was a child. I grew up with it and all of my family is pro-gun," Wellman said.
Pastor Alfred Harris sits on the stage of his church, Saints of God Church, in Flint, Mich., on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Harris is an active member of the Concerned Pastors for Social Action, a group that had been active in advocating for Flint residents amidst the city's ongoing water crisis but also came under fire locally amid allegations that the group had received bottle water donations with their own congregations from the state long before news of the lead had been released. "I’m not a politician. I’m not a scientist. All I know is this water is still poison," Harris said. For The New York Times.
Marcus McClure is in the process of recovery after spending periods of his life facing alcoholism, drug use, and a tense relationship with the judicial system. He is one of many ex-offenders benefiting from the Virginia Cares program, a state wide re-entry program that offers ex-offenders transitional assistance, financial aid, and employment resources. With the support of his only remaining family, his brother, Marcus dreams of finding employment and eventually having his own home. "The things I've done throughout my life are not all good, but no one is all good. I've been sober and clean now for 18 months and I know I can continue, " Marcus said.
William Benton, 38, of Louisville, Ky., at Siedenfaden's, a bar where he occasionally bartends, in Louisville, Ky., on November 12, 2015. Benton said he was pushed by a friend to sign up for health care and that it was initially hard for him to ask for help. As a musician, Benton said he has seen a presence of mental health issues in his life including the suicides of several friends. Since, he said he has been proactive in visiting the Family Health Center to cope with his anxiety, depression, as well as a hand injury. Benton, a democrat, was among the roughly 30 percent of voters who attended the polls in Kentucky's recent elections.
Suspected shooter Jason Dalton appears on a television screen for a video conference during his arraignment at the 8th District Court in Kalamazoo, Mich., on February 22, 2016. Dalton was suspected of killing six people and injuring two in a shooting spree that occurred that Saturday evening.
Ella Lemley-Fry pauses in the doorway to her kitchen while waiting for her dad to take her to a Halloween party in her home of Frankfort, Kentucky.
Neshua Wise, 19, prays in the bathroom in the early morning as he gets ready for school at the home of his son's mother, Johnnisha Williams, 20, of Flint on Feb. 11, 2015. He and Johnnisha, who state their relationship is as co-parents, will often alternate sleeping over between their two homes for the care of their son.
Members of the congregation lift their hands in prayer during a noon service at the Az-Zahra Islamic Center in Detroit, Mich., on Friday, March 4, 2016. Az-Zahra's imam, a prayer leader, Hassan Qazwini, used the service as an opportunity to discuss voting and his view of Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, who he said he believes is unfit to be president.
Spectators watch as the Chincoteague Ponies make their way to the carnival grounds on Main Street after having swam across the Assateague Channel during the 90th annual pony swim on Chincoteague Island, Va., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015.
Stine Enevoldsen kisses and hugs her caretaker, Maria Madsen, at Solund, an institution for the mentally handicapped in Skanderborg, Denmark on November 2, 2014. The pair had just finished Stine’s horse riding session at Sølund’s stables. Stine and Maria have a game in which Stine will playfully take Maria’s hair tie out of her hair and laugh with her.
Members of the Signs of Praise Mime Ministry wait for their performance cue during the morning service at Big Bethel AME Church in Atlanta, Ga., on September 20, 2015. The boys perform on a monthly basis under the direction of Kawanza Smith, an advisor and long time member of Big Bethel.
Director Kathryn Bigelow near the site of the Algiers Motel just days before the world premiere of her film "Detroit," which chornicles the story of the 1967 Detroit rebellion in Detroit, Mich., on Tuesday, July 25, 2017.
Ammar, 19, left and Tareq Aziz, 21, right, at Kabob, a Lebanese restaurant in Flint, Michigan on March 19, 2017. As a result of the travel ban this past January, the two brothers, natives of Yemen, were held at Dulles airport in Washington. They are plaintiffs in a law suit against President Trump.
Participants hold conversations with their dates for just five minutes during a senior speed dating event at Bob's Chop and Steakhouse in San Antonio, on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.
A drill sergeant puts employees under a "shark attack" simulation, in which military members are yelled at and put under mental pressure, during the USAA Zero Day PT held at USAA's San Antonio head quarters on Friday, July 15, 2016. The bootcamp invited 400 of USAA's employees for a simulation of what military members experience on their first day of basic training.
Greg Willerer pulls a protectant layer of cloth over his crops to stand the harsh winter temperatures at his urban farm in the Corktown neighborhood of Detroit, Mich., on December 29, 2016.
Jessica Mallet, 41, at her home in Ottawa Hill, Ohio, on Thursday, November 3, 2016. Mallet, a teacher in special education, experienced her first gender barrier at the age of four when she was told she had to be Princess Leia from Star Wars, rather than a Wookiee, when playing with another boy.
Benjamin Garcia, 25, grabs roasted corn for a quick lunch break as he and his coworkers harvest watermelons into an old school bus along U.S. Route 50 just outside of Mardela Springs, Md., on Saturday, July 28, 2015.
Amaria Dirrell, 8, lefts leads her siblings in prayer over their dinner, which their mother had prepared for them after a long day working as a caretaker, at their home in Flint, Michigan. The four are among six children in the home who faced elevated levels of lead in their blood amidst the city's ongoing water crisis.