Thom Goertel lives near Washington, D.C., and travels the world to help with humanitarian projects. He took this month’s cover photo, of Teresa Cruz Morales, near Cuernavaca, Mexico, in early 2020. In collaboration with the nonprofit organization VAMOS!, Goertel made portraits that illustrate the beauty and hardships of thirty-six women experiencing poverty.— From September 2023
In 2014, during the tense aftermath of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, Harrison decided the young fighters at the gym needed to get to know police officers, and vice versa. So he began offering free memberships to police in D.C. and Prince George’s County. Now officers often train with ex-cons and troubled youths at Old School.September 2019
Waiting to spar, Miss Soldier watches other boxers in the ring.
Jordan King intensely studies a bout.
Asaan Jenkins’s trainer secures his headgear for sparring.
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