Southeast DC Teens for Politico Magazine

‘They Just Know You Up to No Good’

Poignant words from one of the Ballou High School students Politico Magazine interviewed for a feature I shot earlier this year. The magazine convened a panel of students and had them discuss their lives and the frayed relationship they have with the criminal justice system in DC. Scope it out here. Fair warning- it’s disheartening to hear what they have to put up with. On the bright side, the man moderating the panel was none other than Gabriel Benn (green sweater), the award-winning hip hop artist and youth mentor who wrote and performed the Boondocks theme song. He treated us to an impromptu rendition, which I have to admit was one of the highlights of my year. See more portraits from the shoot on my website here.

at Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. on Monday, January 26, 2015.