2017: f e b r u a r y

Here are some pictures from assignments and stories from February. I got to travel through a lot of Arizona for stories —from the northern Four Corners region where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah meet down to the border of Arizona and Sonora, Mexico.

First, a story for The New York Times sports section about the basketball team at Chinle High School on the Navajo Nation. I was afforded the opportunity and support to spend a few days at the end of January and beginning of February working with the team and their families.

Then, for The Wall Street Journal, daily coverage of national news. On Feb. 3, Yosan, an Eritrean refugee woman resettled in Phoenix. This was the first day she moved into her apartment. Photos made for The Wall Street Journal as part of a bigger story about her arrival along with three other refugees. 

My next assignment was really difficult. I worked with Fernanda Santos to document the deportation of Guadalupe García de Rayos for The New York Times. She went in for an ICE check-in and was subsequently deported, making her the first undocumented person who was deemed “not a threat” to be expelled under President Trump’s new criteria for deportations outlined in a new Executive Order. I photographed a protest outside her ICE hearing and then followed her American citizen children down to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico where they reunited with their mom for the night and tried to figure out their next steps. 

There were a few other assignments that haven’t been published yet, so I’ll leave those off for now. Thanks for looking, friends.

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