Young Cuban men use payphones March 10, 2017 in the Regla municipality of Havana, Cuba. The young men are part of Ejercito Juvenil del Trabajo -- the Youth Labor Army -- which works on a range of domestic projects, from agricultural and construction work to mosquito eradication.
Dragging a squeegee, Adrian Leon puts the first coat of new blue paint on a tennis court Sept. 20, 2014, at Timrod Park in Florence. Leon, from Georgia, has been painting tennis courts for five years. It takes about 20 minutes to put on each coat.
Breelyn Ellis, 9, is seen in a Nov. 4, 2017 portrait, at her home in Wendell, N.C. She attended Camp Corral, which brings together children of wounded, injured or fallen members of the military. Her father, Chris, had a head injury and post-traumatic stress disorder from his service in Iraq. His wife, Kerry, and Breelyn, help care for him.
Darlington High School band members carry musical equipment back to their bus after a performance at the annual Dillon Battle of the Bands, Oct. 4, 2014, in Dillon, S.C.
Sharon Ramsey, sits inside her business, The Treasure Chest, which sells second hand furniture, clothing, electronics and other items, Nov. 29, 2017, in Conway, N.C. Ramsey only deals in cash. Banking in rural areas has gone through a fundamental shift as branches consolidate and close. In North Carolina, rural counties lost 131 bank branches since 2009. Small business owners have to travel further to make deposits and find loans.
Standing in a circle, several Marlboro County High School drum players rehearse on the grounds of the nearby Stewart Heights Elementary School before their performance at the annual Dillon Battle of the Bands, Oct. 4, 2014, in Dillon, S.C.
Autumn Perkins (center), 11, and Rylee Gasque (right), 10, explore a hallway outside of the ballroom with other girls. The 16th Annual Father-Daughter Dance was held Friday night, Feb. 6, 2015, at the Southeastern Institute of Manufacturing and Technology.
Fadumo Kalif, left, buys a mixer at Walmart in order to make anjera bread, Oct. 17, 2012, in Henderson, Ky. Kalif, who works at a nearby Tyson chicken processing plant, settled in Henderson after fleeing Mogadishu, Somalia. She's learning English with help from her two nieces, whom she cares for.
Khahil Daniels throws his arms in the air after commencement exercises for Wilson High School concluded, Saturday morning, June 7, 2014, at the Florence Civic Center.
Waiting for election results to come in CCTV at the Middle East Downstairs. Cambridge election day, Tuesday, November 3, 2015.
Tim Spence backs a 1964 Cadillac Eldorado out of the parking lot of Schofield's ACE Hardware store on Saturday afternoon, March 15, 2014. Spence was headed to a wedding and the car was part of the wedding procession.
Linda and Arnoldo "Red" Rios, Labor Day morning, Sept. 4, 2017, next to McDonald's at 2700 Guess Road in Durham. Mr. and Mrs. Rios were part of a rally that included striking fast food workers, their family members, local organizers of the Fight for $15 movement, Duke Graduate Students Union members, the NC State AFL-CIO, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and the UE Local 150. The rally -- which started before sunrise -- was just one of many rallies that took place across the country on Labor Day that called for a $15 minimum wage and union rights.
C.J. Miller, a theatre director, dramatist, and stand-up comedian, poses for a portrait Feb. 13, 2015, in Florence, S.C. Miller grew up in a military family and is an Air Force veteran himself. As a kid, he would write stories for his toys to act out. When he went back to school at Francis Marion University, he dove into theatre courses.
Queen Quet, aka Marquetta Goodwine, is the leader of the Gullah/Geechee nation, a culturally distinct group of descendents of enslaved Africans. The Gullah/Geechee region includes the lowcountry, coast and islands of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and northern Florida, but the diaspora is international. Part of Queen Quet�s responsibility is to preserve her people�s history and region and to be a steward for their culture.
Dropping to his knees, aspiring Christian rapper Kerry Lee prays during a performance Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at the Antioch Fellowship Church on East Howe Springs Road. "It was something God gave me then," he later said, speaking about the mid-song prayer. "It's not something I rehearsed. I don't want to put on an act for God, I want to act for God."