Face of Ariel

July 29, 1962 - March 15, 2003 R.I.P.

Photos are taken from August 1993 through September 2002 in San Francisco, CA

The Tenderloin Community School

San Francisco


The Tenderloin, home to more than 3,500 children, was the only San Francisco neighborhood without its own public school. Through the hard work of the Bay Area Women and Children’s Center, the Tenderloin Community School opened in 1998 with kindergarten through fifth grade classes, a child development center, medical and dental facilities, and a Family Center


Life Underground

Teenage Urban Refugees January 1994-December 1995


Homeless and Runaway Teenagers Living on Polk Street or In Hiding in San Francisco


Cambodia-Khmer Rouge Story

The Khmer Rouge’s army was slowly built up in the jungles of Eastern Cambodia during the late 1960s and was supported by the North Vietnamese army, the Viet Cong, and the Pathet Lao, with strong support from the People’s Republic of China; the latter had a huge influence on the Party later.

The Legacy of Lafanmi Selavi

Street Children in Haiti - part I, 1997-2000

Lafanmi Selavi (The Family is Life) was a home created for street children by Jean-Bertrand Aristide in 1986 when he was still a parish priest. Hundreds of children found their way to Lafanmi Selavi – some were orphans or abandoned, others had been abused, many families could not afford to take care of their kids, and many were restaveks or child slaves.

The Legacy of Lafanmi Selavi

Street Children in Haiti - part II, 2000-2008

After the closure, many children no longer had the opportunity to go to school, a place to sleep, food and clothing, sports, music, art, or a family that their former home provided. Street life is harsh, miserable, and dangerous for children in Haiti, and many of the children dreaded going back to it. After acclimating to a life of school, schedules, and safety, they didn’t want to remember how they had to behave to survive out on the streets.

Kanaval Festivities in Jacmel

Haiti 1998-2008

Kanaval season is the most important time of the year for most of the people that live in and around Jacmel, once known as the Pearl of the Antilles, a coastal town in southern Haiti.

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