Justin L. Stewart

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Visual journalist, loather of heavily altered imagery, overzealous purist. I just want to tell the good stories.
Los Angeles, CA <- MO <- MT <- WY

http://www.justinlstewart.com/

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Nice to be able to find a light moment on a dark day. Families went through hell this morning  worrying whether or not their child had been shot at school. For the caption:

Heaven Walker is greeted with a hug and a kiss after children were released to family at North Park Elementary school after a shooter shot two children and a teacher Monday morning, April 10, 2017 in San Bernardino, California. The shooter, teacher and one child were killed. 
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Reflection on spending March on the road visiting family and friends on my way to defending my master's project in Missouri is up on the blog today. Photos and words from the drive across the country: http://justinstewartphotography.blogspot.com/2017/04/march-month-on-road-and-masters.html

Here, my dad's face is unusually serene between quips on St. Patrick's day at the new local brewery in Alpine, WY, my parents' new favorite hangout.

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A nice escape from the noise of the world.

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A man dressed in all white with the Christian flag stands in statuesque form on the steps leading up to the St. Louis Arch Sunday, March 12, 2017 in St. Louis, MO. He said he was saved at the age of 37 and has been standing on the steps every Sunday since 2010, waiting for people to be drawn to him that he might speak to them about his savior and maybe plant a seed of faith in them.
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It was a long road to completion, losing subjects and dealing with various roadblocks to completing the photo story at hand, but it all came to a close the other day when I successfully defended my master's degree. Here's a picture from one of the stories I was working on that fell through on my way to the eventually story I would tell and share through The Atlantic.

Thankful for the people that trusted me and for all the support I've had throughout the process. To quote Jay-Z, "On To The Next One." Pictured here, Albina, a mother of three, mixes formula for her youngest child on Sunday, her day off. Albina and her husband work alternate shifts at the same McDonald's in an attempt to not have to pay for the expense of childcare. The family of five shares a small bedroom in a two bedroom apartment in Los Angeles, CA, which they share with Albina's brother-in-law.

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Approximately 200 people marched through downtown Los Angeles, CA Wednesday night, February 8, 2017 in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline being re-approved. The group chanted outside the #USACE building before marching through downtown, blocking traffic at various intersections.

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#NoDAPL #Protest #LosAngeles #California #Pipeline #Oil #NikonD800 #NoFilter
Miguel Rodriguez stands for a portrait at the #LAX protest Sunday, January 29, 2017. "My parents are victims of NAFTA. They lost their business to unjust competition subsidized by the United States. That brought us here to the United States as economic refugees. It's policies like this that are driving immigrants everywhere to want to seek a better life and that's why I'm here." Justin L. Stewart, All rights reserved ©2017

#ImmigrationBan #Detainees #Photojournalism #Documentary #LosAngeles #Portrait #MakePortraits #NAFTA #Refugees #EconomicRefugees
One of the first detainees released from custody at #LAX pushes his luggage past police as he's greeted by cheers, protesters, and family at the international arrivals terminal Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. 25 detainees were released Sunday during a protest of about several thousand people. 
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Thousands of people protested the immigration ban at #LAX Sunday, January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. The airport released 25 detainees this evening, which was reportedly everyone they were holding.

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A couple hundred people protest the immigration ban at the Tom Bradley International departure gate at #LAX in Los Angeles, CA Saturday, January 28, 2017. Protests at airports across the country began in reaction to the ban and its immediate affect on US residents, students, and refugees entering the country from abroad. 
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Grateful to Emily and Alan over at  @theatlantic for giving me the he opportunity to share Francisco and his family's story alongside the rest of the stories in their Americans at Work series. I also owe @fightfor15la a lot of thanks for the lengths they went through to help me share this story.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2017/01/americans-at-work-struggling-to-make-ends-meet/514829/ 
Caption: David Zuniga Lazo, top, and Rudy Zuniga Lazo rough house late Wednesday night, December 14, 2016. Both boys, ages 6 and 10, often have a lot of energy late into the night and create movie-like battles as they play.

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Yesterday I was in a crowd estimated to be over 650,000 people, more people than reside in my home state of Wyoming, which eclipsed 500,000 in about the last 5 years or so. Los Angeles' march was reportedly the largest in the country, with over 4 million people countrywide taking to the streets. I was out there working on a short film, interviewing people before and after the march about why they were out there.

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