#ThePeopleOfGrandRapids

In this series of work, Alfield Reeves has been capturing the lives of real people in Grand Rapids. This photo series is birthed from a collection of things: my love and desire for perspective and wisdom, my passion for photography and writing, all intertwined with my discontentment of living in Michigan. A pretty obscure combination,…

Smoke-Stained Sky

Walking the streets of Bethlehem during the protest was not a fearful event for me. I perhaps never felt safer, even at the sound of tear gas shot into the air and watching the smoke in the distance.

Called to Rejection

They called me “100% gringo.”  If I had been white enough to blush, my anger and frustration would have instantly been revealed.  However, my skin wasn’t white.  They didn’t see my anger, frustration and shame.  Back in the United States, calling a Latino a gringo was either a bad joke or an insult good enough…

Rising

Usually, for me, one of the most nerve wrecking things about air travel is air travel…  That’s not a typo.  If you get in a car accident, you get out of the car and put your feet on the ground.  If a ship starts to sink, you put on a life jacket and swim to…