portraits

All-Metro defensive player of the year for volleyball Keila Rodriguez of the Rivera Raiders on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Brownsville, Texas.

Veterans Memorial Chargers' defense Ben Sandoval (31), Armando Correa (45), Angel Arellano (44) and Edgar Macias (43) on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 in Brownsville, Texas.

Hanna High School's Brianna Morales, Karina Galvan, Kelley Jimenez, Aime Saldana, Natalie Castillo on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011 at the Margaret M. Clark Aquatic Center in Brownsville, Texas. The group will be competing in the UIL state swimming and diving meet in Austin.

Texas Longhorns baseball player Preston Clark.

Jennifer Gifford has been a mariachi for 15 years. She plays the violin at the Old City Cemetery in Brownsville, Texas on May 06, 2011. Mariachis are typically hired to play at weddings and quinceaƱeras along with holidays such as Mother's day. Her family has been visiting their grandmother's grave in Corpus Christi every Mother's day since her passing 2 years ago.

Missionary and veteran Tom Marchbank sits at his home where he provides rooms for missionaries on Tuesday, Nov 30, 2010. He suffers from a liver condition and partial collapse of both lungs. His wife Donna is looking to have the bathroom remodeled so Tom can have easier access.

Lifelong Green Bay Packers fan Patricia "Packer Pat" Ghyselinck sits in the Packers/Elvis room in her home on Friday, Feb. 04, 2011. This past Christmas, she told her husband that their decorated tree won't come down until their team wins the superbowl.

Raul Salas is part of a group of 20 migrant farmworkers who have filed a lawsuit against Iowa-based seed corn producer Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. for violating their labor and employment rights in the summer of 2009.
Photographed on July 21, 2010