Picture Stories

Cuttin' Heads

Barbershops in the African American community have always been places where men from the neighborhood go for a haircut, neighborhood news, watch a game on television and talk trash.

A 1994 project about three barbershops in the Fillmore neighborhood of San Francisco depicts barbershop life—how it has changed and not.




San Francisco Barbershops, 1994

Senior Citizen

What is it like to be an independent, widowed, senior citizen one moment, then after suffering three heart attacks you’re suddenly dependent on others for all needs? This is the story of my father, Gene Thompson, beginning in 2003.


Senior Citizen


An ongoing project about life in Oakland, California—a city where I have lived and worked for ten years.


Oakland Project