Bob Jensen plays with three children as he makes candid photographs of them at the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services Clothing Program.
"You've got such an amazing face. Do you know that?" he says in a gentle voice to Yhamani Jordon, 7. He looks into her eyes. She grins at him between bites of a doughnut. The shutter clicks as they commune in mutual respect and friendship.
Jensen, a volunteer at the Clothing Program, began creating portraits of the clients in May, after realizing that many could not afford pictures of themselves or their families.
His photographs grace the walls of the Clothing Program, and he gives prints to those whose glowing faces he has captured.
He believes this work serves an important purpose. "These are members of our community who are unacknowledged ignored," he says. "The first step is to make them visible."
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