Tuesday, January 22, 2008


Here are some photos from assignments in December and January - maybe even some from November. I'm a bit behind on my blogging.
Well, I saw Bill Clinton, but clearly was not able to get close to him. Rats. It was still pretty cool to listen to him speak.

A birthday celebration for Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Oakland.

These kids have lice.

An anti-abortion rally. Two women with opposite view points go at it finger to finger. I really detest it when parents shove signs into little kids' hands - children who most likely not old enough to form their own view point.

Last week I attended a press conference for teachers in the Oakland Unified School District. Teachers are working on negotiating a new contract that will include higher salaries and fewer kids in each class among many other completely valid requests. The conference was especially emotional in the wake of nine year old Christopher Rodriguez being struck by a stray bullet a couple of weeks ago while taking a piano lesson at his school. Teachers and educators seem to be one of the most under-valued professions in this country.

These are a few photos that I did for the Detroit News on green cars. No place seems to be greener than Santa Monica, which is where all these were made.

Photos by Alison Yin

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