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.