As many as 100,000 people participated in the Women’s March down State Street to the Wisconsin State Capitol on January 21, 2017. I was there for Madison’s local alternative weekly, Isthmus.
Jessica Giesen of Giesen Law Offices asked for portraits that were less traditional and more personable than typical headshots are for lawyers. She wanted something a little more unique. Their office building, a house that the Madison Landmarks Commission named as a historical site, became a beautiful backdrop for the session with her and Charley Giesen.
Sandra Adell, 70, a literature professor in the Department of Afro-American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, spoke with The New York Times about her gambling addiction late in life. Adell, originally from Detroit, chronicled the struggles she encountered and survived coming of age in Michigan, the move to Madison, WI and the addiction that she never expected to have in her book “Confessions of a Slot Machine Queen.”
I photographed her in her office at the University.