the diverse, beautiful faces of people in Oakland

about Faces of Oakland

All the people pictured here live, work, shop, and/or play in Oakland. Some I know; most I don’t. I was inspired to create this site in part by the work of Dariusz Majgier, a photographer in Poland who specializes in “5 second street portraits”. I wanted to capture some the diverse, beautiful people I see around Oakland every day.

More recently, Oakland photographer¬†Stephen Texeira started the Oakland Neighborhoods Project, which features people from each of Oakland’s many neighborhoods.

You should also check out Thomas Hawk’s $2 portrait project.

Images ©2011 Gene Anderson.