What Can I Do? About My Dreams





I am an artist for social justice. In my childhood I was attracted to the underdog – the invisible: perhaps, because of my own overwhelming feeling of not belonging. The Tenderloin in San Francisco is home to vets, immigrants, families, elders and predominantly people of color who live on the streets in one of the richest cities in the world. Their world seems a million miles away from the affluence that reeks just around the corner. Their resilience, the community feeling they create and their resolve to wake up and live another day fascinates me. It’s humbling and inspirational. “What Can I Do? About My Dreams” is a photograph that illustrates that all people, even the most destitute, have dreams. Behind the cameras’ eye allows me to get close. I can bear witness to a persons’ story and use it to help educate and enlighten others. A person’s story can be told just by capturing the look in their eyes or the sway of their body. Eyes are, indeed, the window to the soul and the body the transmitter of an international language of humanity.