Filip Pizlo / Photography /

Resistance Landscapes Black and White Fashion and Glamour The Rest

My family moved to the United States in 1988, when I was only seven years old. We came here because we were escaping from communism. Although I have been a U.S. citizen for many years, I will always identify with first-generation immigrants because I know what it's like to come to this country, full of hope and confusion, and to struggle to fit in. It's hard on your soul, and it takes its toll in ways that I will never be able to articulate. I will always stand up for the rights of immigrants in this country, because no matter where they came from or for what reason, I understand enough of what they are going through to know that they deserve my deepest respect.

These are images from the SFO protest, 29 January 2017.