A Mapuche woman holds up a branch from the sacred cinnamon tree during the annual Columbus Day protest in Santiago, Chile October 12, 2009. An estimated 5,000 people attended the march.
A child navigates through a city bus in Santiago, Chile.
Wes Waddle affixes rope to a bundle block so that it can be used as a pulley to feed rope and line along utility poles. Before the line is dragged, the block will be mounted to a length of 17 insulators, which hang from the utility pole.
Lyn Mattingly waits with her grandchildren, Kate, Jake, Maya and Gavin Murphy (not seen) at the door of St. William’s Church in Louisville, KY while her husband gets the car so that the whole family does not have to go through the light rain that has begun to fall on June 23, 2009. St. William’s has dedicated itself to reducing its carbon footprint, adding solar panels to the church roof for electricity and foregoing air conditioning, among other measures.
Sonia Salinas peers from behind the curtian at the visitor from Un Techo Para Chile while her mother, Rosa Reyes applies makeup. Reyes has lived in a campamento for 18 years, and is in the process of being resettled to permanent housing with the help of Un Techo para Chile.
Teachers yell, “we are teachers, not criminals,” as police officers try to break up a demonstration of striking teachers Oct. 28, 2009 in Santiago, Chile. Teachers have been battling for years for money that disappeared from their retirement funds over thirty years ago.
Public teachers on strike push back as police officers try to clear them from the public way Oct. 28, 2008. Teachers have been battling for years for money that disappeared from their retirement funds over thirty years ago.
Isabel Castillo (not her real name) helps her daughter Marta (not her real name) put her shoes back after playing in the McDonald playland. An undocumented immigrant, Isabel tries to push from her mind the fears that she will be deported under the local immigration enforcement program, 287g.
A miner in the midsized mine, Mina El Sauce operated by the Las Cenizas Mining Company, puts on his safety gear. The miners are required to wear hard hats and steel-toed boots at all times. They carry an head lamp and an air filtering mask, but they only need to put on the gas mask when the air quality monitor they care indicates danger.
26 years have passed since the last Trasandino train passed over the tracks in Puente de Inca on the route from Los Andes, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina. Although there is talk the a new train one day will be built to ease the border crossing, most people in the communities are sceptical.
Students in Santiago, Chile enter the school year after 8.8 earthquake that shook the country February 27, 2010 and caused many schools, including this one, to delay the beginning of the school year.
Chorus members of the Amledi, el tonto a reimagining of Hamlet by Chilean playwrite Raul Ruíz, rehearse and prepare for the evening’s performance in the Santiago A Mil Festival January 6, 2010 at the Teatro Municipal of Las Condes, Chile.
Actors stretch and prepare for the evening’s performance in the Santiago A Mil Festival January 6, 2010 at the Teatro Municipal of Las Condes, Chile.
That Pyi OO, 13, gets help from a classmate during Thai Language class in the Burmese Learning Center. The Learning Center teaches Burmese children the Burmese, Thai, and English languages.
A man sits in the common space of the Hogar de Cristo shelter in Santiago, Chile waiting for dinner to be served.
A man takes a nap in the late afternoon in the Hogar de Cristo shelter in Santiago, Chile.