California is Burning Homeless in Los Angeles. Jalen takes great pride in his hygiene and physique, despite his daily struggles. He skateboards ferociously each night until he works up a sheen of sweat, then–when the weather is warm–he jumps into the surf in Santa Monica. This clears his mind and gives him focus. The Holy Fire burns near Lake Elsinore in Riverside County, California. August, 2018. Although technically illegal, citizens all across Los Angeles shoot off fireworks on July 4th. East Los Angeles. July, 2018. A car sits in East Los Angeles. July, 2018. As a young teenager growing up in San Francisco’s Hunters Point Projects, Candice Pierson says “I can remember a time when it felt like I was going to a funeral every single Friday.” With support from her two parents and the Hunters Point Family Girls 2000 program, Candice chose a very different life for herself and her daughter Malia. “I raise [Malia] like, girl, you are independent, you are wonderful, you are great, you can do whatever you want to do—and it really comes out in her personality.” San Francisco. June, 2018. A man is baptized in the waters of Venice Beach during an annual event in which the public and members of Skid Row's homeless population gather to worship and be baptized. Venice, California. August, 2018. The crowd stands for the singing of the national anthem at the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo in City of Industry, California. "The vision of the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo is to continue to educate everyone about Black Western Heritage and the significance of Black Cowboys and Cowgirls." City of Industry, California. August, 2018. Derion Chavis before his bull ride at the all-black rodeo. City of Industry, California. August, 2018. James Jones brought his boy Rayjon to Los Angeles to visit family and to swim in the ocean for the first time. Santa Monica. June, 2018. Obdulio Vasquez-Puac was separated from his 8 year old son after they crossed the Mexican-American border in Texas in May. Caught up in the Trump administration's short-lived family separation policy, Obdulio has been told little of the whereabouts of his son and does not know when they will be reunited. Obdulio primarily speaks Mam, a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala and South Mexico, further complicating his situation. He also recalled being robbed by coyotes on the crossing. Adelanto Prison Facility. July, 2018.