MEMORYBANQUE

PEOPLE

In my opinion photographing people is one of the all time favorite practices of photographers. Studying my brothers and sisters of the human race is by far one of the most stimulating ways to get to know and to learn about people. What makes a person visually or "photographically" interesting can vary as much as any subject in photography.
I have seen so many sights, monuments, museums, landscapes, skies, planets, eclipses, tragedies and other natural forms of beauty. When it comes to people, I believe that you never run out of people no matter where you go.
As I age in this process of photographing people and looking at nature I have come to the following conclusion: There is an array of the different ways that an individual can appear on earth. Based upon heights, weights, orientation to movement, energy, physical structure and shape of the physical components, I am convinced there are a finite number of "types". I become so open that I see these characteristics across cultural, racial and even gender lines. The older and more experienced I become, the more I feel as if I have seen people before in similar roles. As I continue to mature, peoples' visual components often remind me of someone I have already met or know. It's just a personal perception, but entertaining nonetheless. Maybe it is true that "the whole world really is a stage and that all of us are really playing a part." This can also mean that many of us play the same parts in different locations.
By being these characters is how we really learn about the behavior of people. I guess that the environment, class and wiring makes those who look similar different from one another. These are delightful observations and remind me of this special area of photography
We have come to trust complete strangers with our cameras to capture us in unique times and locations. It creates a brotherhood of sorts where we are all happy to contribute to the magic of this wonderful medium. Regardless of whether you use a camera or not, it seems as if we digitally record all of the faces, and memories of those faces in our heads. We can go days at a time seeing people we have really never seen before but remembering those that we have. Or is it just me?

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People, Richmond, California November 2018
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People, Berkeley, California November 2018
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People, Richmond, California November 2018
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Friends at Lunch, Berkeley, California October 2018
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Woman on the street near Haloween, San Francisco, California October 2018
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My Oncology Nurses at Kaiser Hospital, Oakland, California October 2018
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Two Models, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Models, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Two Models, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Model, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Model, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Two Friends, Walnut Creek, California August 2018
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Two Friends, Berkeley, California August 2018
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Two lifelong friends, Berkeley, California July 2018
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Fletcher and Barbara, San Pablo, California July 2018
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Three Friends, Berkeley, California June 2018
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My Oncologist Dr. Li, Oakland, California May 2018
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Susan DeMersseman, San Francisco, California May 2018
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Woman at Malcolm X Day, Oakland, California May 2018
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Two high School Students, San Francisco, California May 2018
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Susan, Marguerite, Cheryl, Kensington, California May 2018
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A Family Group of Tourists, Berkeley, California May 2018
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Anonymous Model, San Rafael, California April 2018
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Anonymous Model, Benicia, California April 2018
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Anonymous Model, Oaklan, California April 2018
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Anonymous Model, Richmond, California February 2018
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Peter Gutkin and mate, San Francisco, California January 2018
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Peter Selz, San Francisco, California January 2018
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Anonymous Woman, San Francisco, California October 2017
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Anonymous Woman, Oakland, California October 2017
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Anonymous stranger on Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, California September 2017
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British Trio, Carmel Valley, California, September 2017
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People, Oakland, California, September 2017
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Multiple Class Berkeley High School Summer Reunion, Berkeley, California, August 2017
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Multiple Class Berkeley High School Summer Reunion, Berkeley, California, August 2017
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Multiple Class Berkeley High School Summer Reunion, Berkeley, California, August 2017
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Multiple Class Berkeley High School Summer Reunion, Berkeley, California, August 2017
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People, Oakland, California, August 2017
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Silver Hair Fashion, San Francisco Berkeley, California, July 2017
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Moroccan Waiter: Mounir, Marrakech, Morocco May 2017
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Moroccan hostess: Yassin, Marrakech, Morocco May 2017
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Moroccan Waiter: Charuf, Marrakech, Morocco April 2017
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Moroccan Waiter: Mousine, Marrakech, Morocco April 2017
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Dr.Roeder and assistant Victoria, Berkeley, California February 2017
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people, San Francisco, California October 2016
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Married Couple, Oakland, California August 2016
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Bill and Belva, Berkeley, California July 2016
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Friends, Oakland, California August 2016
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Female motorcycle officer, Berkeley, California June 2016
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People, Marin Headlands, California July 2016
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People, Berkeley, California May 2016
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People, Oakland, California February 2016
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People, Berkeley, California February 2016
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People, Playa Del Carmen California February 2016
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Kitchen staff, Playa Del Carmen California February 2016
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People, San Francisco, California February 2016
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People, Richmond, California February 2016
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People, San Francisco, California December 2015
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People, Berkeley, California December 2015
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People, Berkeley, California January 2016
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People, Berkeley, California November 2015
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People, San Francisco, California November 2015
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People, Oakland, California October 2015
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People, New York, New York, October 2015
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People, New York, New York, October 2015
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People, New York, New York, October 2015
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People, Emeryville, California August 2015
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People, El Cerrito, California July 2015
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People, Berkeley, California July 2015
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People, Berkeley, California July 2015
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Happy Man, Berkeley, California July 2015
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Bobbe and Marty, Berkeley, California July 2015
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Lifeguard, Galveston, Texas July 2015
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Lifeguard, Galveston, Texas July 2015
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People, San Francisco, California July 2015
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People, Berkeley, California June 2015
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People, San Lorenzo, California May 2015
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People, San Francisco, California April 2015
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People, Oakland, California March 2015
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Man in Richmond, Richmond, California March 2015
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Woman in Berkeley, Berkeley, California March 2015
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Man in Berkeley, Berkeley, California March 2015
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Restaurant Couple, Oakland, California March 2015
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Woman with green hair, Berkeley, California March 2015
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Gray Hair Fashion, Oakland, California August 2013
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"Model" San Francisco, California February 2015
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"My daughter Dakota" San Francisco, California February 2015
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"My Daughter and Son" San Francisco, California February 2015
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"Model" Oakland, California October 2014
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"Model" Berkeley, California January 2015
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"Models" Berkeley, California December 2014
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"Model" Berkeley, California December 2014
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"Anonymous" Berkeley, California November 2014
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"Obi" Berkeley, California November 2014
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"Cheese Board Employee" Berkeley, California November 2014
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"Masked Couple" Berkeley, California November 2014
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"Soduko Couple" Berkeley, California October 2014
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"Mari" Richmond, California October 2014
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"Waitress" San Francisco, California September 2014
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"Student" Berkeley, California September 2014
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"Friends" Berkeley, California September 2014
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"Artists" Berkeley, California September 2014
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"Lily and David" Oakland, California September 2014
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"Models" Oakland, California September 2014
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"Model Shopper" Berkeley, California September 2014
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"Student" Oakland, California August 2014
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"Motown Executive" Oakland, California August 2014
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"Motown Event" Oakland, California August 2014
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"T-shirt man" Berkeley, California July 2014
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"Artist" Berkeley, California August 2014
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"Giants Fan" Berkeley, California July 2014
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"Friends" San Francisco, California June 2014
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"Old Friends" Oakland, California July 2014
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"Gypsy Halos" San Francisco, California August 2014
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"Indianapolis shopper" Indianapolis, Indiana July 2014
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"Berkeley Homeless" Berkeley, California July 2014
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"Friends" Oakland, California June 2014
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"European Visitor to San Francisco" San Francisco, California May 2014
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"Two Shoppers" San Francisco, California April 2014
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"Flea Market Vendor" Berkeley, California April 2014
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"Bill" Berkeley, California May 2014
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"Yoga Instructor" Berkeley, California April 2014
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"Vendor" Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2014
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"Art fan" Oakland, California, February 2014
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"Berkeley Shopper" Berkeley, California, January 2014
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"Apple Employee" San Francisco, California, December 2013
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"October Portrait" Berkeley, California, October 2013
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"Model at the Metropolitan Museum" New York City, October 2013
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"Model at the Metropolitan Museum" New York City, October 2013
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"Model on the street" New York City, October 2013
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"Man at Folsom Street Festival" San Francisco, California, September 2013
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"Man with his cat" San Francisco, California, September 2013
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"Model at Art Murmur" Oakland, California, July 2013
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"Man shopping" Oakland, California, August 2013
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"Two Black Muslims with Bean pies" Oakland, California, June 2013
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"Model at Juneteenth Festival" Berkeley, California, June 2013
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"My neighbor Victor" Berkeley, California, July 2013
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"Man with Dreads" Oakland, California, July 2013
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"Oakland Mayor Jean Quan with husband Floyd Huen" Oakland, California, July 2013
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"Singer at Festival" El Cerrito, California, July 2013
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"Woman at Center for Creative re-use" Oakland, California, June 2013
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"BCC Coed" Berkeley, California, July 2013
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"Sisters at St. Marys graduation" San Francisco, California, June 2013
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"Kud Gharma" Berkeley, California, June 2013
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"Two Sikh Women" Berkeley, California, June 2013
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"Hillary" San Francisco, California, April 2013
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"Dante Jose" San Francisco, California, April 2013
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"Anonymous" San Rafael, California, April 2013
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"Woman in Flower Hat" San Mateo California, May 2013
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"Khiser" Richmond California, April 2013
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"Woman at Art Murmur" Oakland, California, May 2013
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"Ron Willis" Port Costa, California, March 2013
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"Anonymous Jehovah Witnesses" Berkeley, California, April 2013
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"Willie and Sonya" San Francisco, California, February 2013
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"Hat saleswoman" Berkeley, California, January 2013
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"Nunu Besserat" Berkeley, California, January 2013
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"Sun-Ru" Berkeley, California, February 2013
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"Bass Player at the airport" Salt Lake City, Utah, December 2012
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"Diane" Berkeley, California, November 2012
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"Oakland Biker" Oakland, California, Novemberber 2012
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"Suzanne Jackson, Thelma Golden, Kelly Jones, Maren Hassinger, Betye Saar" New York City, October 2012
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"David Hammons and Wife" New York City, October 2012
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"West Coast Transplant" New York City, October 2012
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"Maren and Lorraine" New York City, October 2012
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"Paul" New York City, October 2012
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"Ron" Berkeley, California October 2012
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"Market Street Performer" San francisco, California September 2012
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"Solano Stroll tourist" Berkeley, California September 2012
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"Mediterranean Waitress" Berkeley, California August 2012
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"British Tourist" San Francisco, California August 2012
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"Katrena" El Cerrito, California September 2012
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"Cousins" Berkeley, California July 2012
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"Our Waiter" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2012
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"Yochanan" Berkeley, California June 2012
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"John" San Francisco, California April 2012
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"Keith and Shirley" Oakland, California April 2012
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"Mildred, Mario, Shirley, Ruth, Deborah" Oakland, California April 2012
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"Dorothy" Oakland, California April 2012
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"Anonymous" Oakland, California March 2012
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"Larissa and Amanda" San Francisco, California March 2012
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"Tail of the Yak Trio" Berkeley, California March 2012
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"Anonymous with locks" San Francisco, California March 2012
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"The Muhammads" Berkeley, California March 2012
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"Brendolyn" Oakland, California February 2012
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"Mildred, ?,Cheryl, Laverne" Berkeley, California December 2011
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"Stranger Waiting for A bus" Berkeley, California October 2011
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"Ron amid Boggenvilla" Oakland, California October 2011
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"Dianne and Wanxin"Berkeley, California October 2011
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"Lara our waitress in Pringle" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2011
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"Wells Fargo Attendant" Berkeley, California October 2011
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"Vickie on a motorcycle adventure"Rapid City, South Dakota July 2011
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"Mother and Daughter on BART" Berkeley, California June 2011
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"Corinne, Rhea, Sissell, Beverly" Berkeley, California April 2011
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"Timiza and Xavier" April 2011
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"Mildred Howard" Berkeley, Calfornia April 2011
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"Mildred's Party Guests" April 2011
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" Bernadette and Jacinta" April 2011
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"Mary Joe" April 2011
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" Marie Calloway at 92 years young" April 2011
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" Susan at El Piquante" April 2011
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"Bert, Gloria, Mike, Ti'Moune" April 2011
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"My Wife Susan" March 2011
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"Jupiter waitress and singer Ayumi" January 2011
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"Portrait of Vismaya the soprano" December 2010
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"Husband and Wife at Peets Coffee" March 2011
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"Berkeley Neighbors: Howard and Mark" December 2010
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"Portrait of Tahudi" December 2010
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Bikers at Civic Center. Rapid City South Dakota 2008
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"Anonymous woman on Solano Avenue" December 2010
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" Annual Madeleine Daughters and Mothers portrait" December 2010
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" Annual Madeleine Daughters and Mothers portrait" December 2010
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" Two Men at Oakland Street Festival" Oakland, California July 2010
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" Two Men at Oakland Street Festival" Oakland, California July 2010
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" Two Women at Oakland Street Festival" Oakland, California July 2010
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" Woman in Restaurant Window" New York City October 2010
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"Sara and Wendy Damon" New York City October 2010
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"Louis Mendes" New York City October 2010
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" Two Harlem Police Officers" New York City October 2010
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"Street Bible Vendor" New York City October 2010
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" Paris at Solano Stroll, September 2010
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"Male Singer at Oakland Pride , October 2010
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" School of the Madeleine Reunion Mothers, September 2010
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"School of the Madeleine Reunion Daughters, September 2010
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"Lady and Her Dog" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2010
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"Alley Cats" Rapid City, South Dakota July 2010
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"Cody Silhouette" Berkeley, California July 2010
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"Cody Silhouette" Berkeley, California July 2010
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"Brian and Cody Silhouette" Berkeley, California July 2010
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"Brian and Cody Silhouette" Berkeley, California July 2010
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Brian and Ayumi in Berkeley, California May 2010
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Ayumi and Brian in Berkeley, California May 2010
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Two Middle Eastern Women, Berkeley, California 2009
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Sisters Aida and Amani Algazali 2009
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Pattie Gerrie, Berkeley, California 2010
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Two long term friends, Berkeley, California 2010
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