Yevgeniya Pokhylko closes her eyes during a playing on a Ukranian folk song at a vigil for the victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the Bay Shore Church in Long Beach on April 15, 2022. She is a thirteen year Long Beach resident born in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Elena Effler owner of the Dream Come True Tea & Party Room poses for a portrait near the front window of the shop on Aug. 18, 2021.
Amarte owner, Claribel Valdovinos, holds a woven heart inside her shop on May 21, 2022. The hearts are hand embroidered by artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico, and were the most popular item Valdovinos sold when she did pop-up vending.
Justin LaRose looks through the handle of one of his custom-made saw handles that were made from recycled stake boards in his Long Beach workshop on Oct. 13, 2021.
Vanndearlyn Vong holds a pink donut box filled with her pipes shaped like donuts outside of Cambodian-owned bakery Colonial Bakery in Long Beach on June 1, 2022.
Melissa Carpenter, the owner of The Hangout poses for a portrait inside of her store on Dec. 15, 2021.
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