"My entire goal with any photo is to make other drag queens jealous," says Peaches Christ, a San Francisco drag queen icon and host of Midnight Mass, an alternative short film series.
Jerod Owens (left), 15 and Cole Pickering, 12, walk up and down the main street in Chesterhill, Ohio eating snow on February 7, 2011. Jerod, who moved to Chesterhill this year from Columbus, says he likes it much better because he feels safe hanging out outside. Cole was born and raised in Chesterhill and wants to move away.
Kevin Pottmeyer poses with Ghost Blind, a hunting blind that employs mirror technology to reflect the hunters natural surroundings. Pottmeyer is co- founder of Ghost Blind, a small company based in Marietta, Ohio.
Valerie McKibben (left) and Kevin Stevens headbang at the Volunteer Firefighters Banquet and dance at the Burr Oak Lodge near Glouster, Ohio on March 5, 2011. "It can get pretty wild here, but we have fun. What happens at Burr Oak stays at Burr Oak," says Kevin, joking. The group rented out most of the rooms on the first floor.
In Dujiangyan, a city in southwestern China devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, people rummaged through the remainders of their homes, serching for loved ones and belongings on Friday, May 16, 2008, four days after the disaster. Those who stayed in the city camped out in tents or slept on the street, as homes that were not leveled were still unsafe to enter.
Jairo, who at the age of 21 struggles to raise three children in the slums of Caracas, has had a hard time leaving behind the street life to be a father. Several months after this picture was taken, Jairo was forced to leave his children and relocate to another neighborhood after receiving death threats. Here he drinks the blood from a chicken killed to make a Sunday meal for the neighborhood.
Teenagers sit in front of an adverstisement at a bus stop in Kunming, China on February 10, 2010. Young women in China are increasingly confronted with the conflict between the traditional Chinese ideal of feminine beauty and the influence of western style which is becoming more and more popular among Chinese youth.
A young couple embrace on the opening day of a new shopping center in downtown Kunming, China. In the background stand the only remaining old homes in the historic neighborhood, scheduled to be demolished for the new mall.
Young Chinese enjoy a punk rock concert in Kunming, China on March 30, 2008. Punk rock and other kinds of music with a western influence are becoming more and more popular among Chinese youth.