Manuel Gamboa III works through life after his brother, Kyle Gamboa, unexpectedly commit suicide off of the Golden Gate Bridge in 2013. His parents have attended every Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District board meeting since then to advocate for a suicide barrier. In August 2018 construction for a steel net began.
After an accident in college, Charles Curtis Blackwell lost his tunnel vision, but he didn’t let that stop him from becoming a painter. He worked over 47 jobs in his 67 years but despite his physical setback he found his way back to art, painting African masks, jazz musicians, and nudes. After writing three books and exhibiting art all over the country, he currently works as a mentor at Youth Spirit Artworks in Berkeley, Calif.

We pass by roadside memorials every day, but who are the families behind them? Crossroads explores a universal issue of loss through the lens of the Martinka family who lost their son to a driver texting and driving. (Made with classmate Michael Swensen.)

A group of sisters in rural Ohio live a quiet, self-sacrificial life serving God and the community. Many of them grew up in modern households but transitioned to their new, more fulfilling roles as sisters.