Sunday, September 2, 2007

August Update




Ellensburg, WA


Mike Moore, of Kankakee, Illinois, competes in PRCA Xtreme Bulls Tour Saturday evening at the Ellensburg Rodeo. The Kittias County Fair and the Ellensburg Rodeo, featuring Posse Night in the Arena Sunday evening and Ellensburg Rodeo Finals Monday, will continue through Labor Day weekend.


Lucas Martinez, 25, is the father of Diosely, 5, Juan Carlos, 4 and Abigail, 7, who are pictured inside their home at migrant farm worker camp in Burlington. Martinez is a seasonal worker from the small village of San Martin-Itunyoso in the western mountains of Oaxaca. More than half of the village's 4,000 residents leave every year to work, according to a Mexican census.


Teenager From St. John the Evangelist Church carry Our Lady of Guadalupe during a procession before mass.


Rafael Francisco, 4, bundles up for a nap after lunch in a preschool classroom at the Washington State Migrant Council Kulshan Center in Mount Vernon. Francisco and other children at the center have parents who are migrant and seasonal farm workers— many them from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The majority of children speak the indigenous languages, such as Triqui and Mixteco, as their first language. The preschoolers in the class are learning Spanish, English and other skills while their parents work in the Skagit Valley’s fields. During the summer, Youth Migrant Project volunteers help out at the Kulshan Center and other organizations that aid farm workers.


Rafael Francisco, 4, bundles up for a nap after lunch in a preschool classroom at the Washington State Migrant Council Kulshan Center in Mount Vernon. Francisco and other children at the center have parents who are migrant and seasonal farm workers— many them from the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca. The majority of children speak the indigenous languages, such as Triqui and Mixteco, as their first language. The preschoolers in the class are learning Spanish, English and other skills while their parents work in the Skagit Valley’s fields. During the summer, Youth Migrant Project volunteers help out at the Kulshan Center and other organizations that aid farm workers.


Contestants wait during a national casting call for CW's America's Next Top Model in Lynnwood.


Participants wait in line next to a poster of Tyra Banks, the creator of America’s Next Top Model, during a casting call Tuesday at the Alderwood Mall.


Salimah Tucker, 24,


Keena Haynes, a Cypress Farm trainer, watches Carly Nicefaro practice with “Gone with the Wind” before Wednesday’s level one jumpers competition at the Evergreen Classic Horse Show outside of Carnation, Washington.


Amanda Davidson (cq) releases her dachshund "Cleo" during the preliminary matches of the "Kent and Alan Wiener Dog Races at Emerald Downs" Thursday at the Seattle Center. Five heats of dogs raced at the North Fountain Lawn to get a chance to compete in the Emerald Downs Wiener Dog Championship Races on Friday, August 17th at Emerald Downs.


Sydney Campbell, 4


Nalini, left, helps her student Gigi secure her veil before performing at the Dance for Peace and Social Harmony concert at Alki Beach Park.


Mallory Fry, 20, styles Jeremiah Swagger’s hair Monday afternoon at Rudy’s Barbershop in University District. Swagger said his last cut was nine months ago. Fry trimmed off a few inches, to ready Swagger for his new job hunt. Rudy’s Barbershop operates in seven locations in Seattle and Bellevue. The first store opened in January 1993 on Pine Street in Capital Hill. Stores are also located in Portland and Los Angles.


Dan Lewis, 71, has lived with three other roommates in the Whispering Hills Apartments in Federal Way for the last 15 years. At the end of August, Lewis and his friends— two of whom are over the age of 60— will be evicted from their home. Their apartment complex is being turned into condominiums. A portrait of Lewis is captured in his living room last week.



Dan Lewis, 71, helps his roommate Robin Kissel, 61, carry packages up to their apartment after she returns from her job as a shuttle driver at the airport. At the end of August— Lewis, Kissel and their two roommates will be evicted. Their apartment building will be turned into condominiums. Lewis said, although they have the money for monthly rent and utilities, they lack the financial resources to cover moving expenses, a deposit and a credit check. They also need help moving their belongings, and cannot afford a professional moving company.


Dan Lewis owns an iguana named "Spike."


Dan Lewis walks down the hallway in his Federal Way apartment. Lewis and his three roommates will be evicted from their home in the Whispering Hills Apartments at the end of August. Their building will be turned into condominiums. Lewis believes that local elected officials have turned their backs to senior citizens, as well as the disabled and low-income populations, by not supporting a bill that would have increased the amount of relocation assistance cities could require developers to pay low income tenants facing condo conversions.


Robin Kissel, 61, rests in bed after getting home from her job as a shuttle driver at the airport. Kissel gets up for work at around midnight, and returns to her Federal Way apartment in the afternoon. Kissel and her roommates are facing an August 31 eviction from their apartment complex, and are unsure how they will acquire a new home with limited financial resources.

To read Cara Solomon's article:
http://archives.seattletimes.nwsource.com/cgi-bin/texis.cgi/web/vortex/display?slug=seniorrenters13m&date=20070813&query=dan+lewis

1 comment:

Jamie R.S said...

i love these photos. wow. well done. the "eye" for content as well. superb

All images copyright Erika Schultz or The Seattle Times