Above: Ervin Royal is a metal scrapper and most of his customers are commercial fishermen. His business has
suffered since the BP oil spill. Ervin (right) is pictured here with Ernest Montgomery (left), one of his best friends.
Above, right: Minh Le is an unofficial spokesman for the Vietnamese community in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.
Approximately one third of the town’s population is of Asian descent and most are Vietnamese. After the BP
oil spill, Minh outfitted his boats to help the cleanup efforts.
Portraits created in Titusville, Pennsylvania.
Left: Karen Crisman, dog groomer.
Above: Burtis Franke, gunsmith.