Olvera Street, Los Angeles -- My initial intent was to make conversation with the three people pictured above. As I approached with my camera, the woman on the right scowled at me as if I was going to exploit them. She was right, that was my intent.
The photo I was looking for was for the theme, laughter. I saw that flowing from the women in the wheel chair. People around her saw it too and smiled with her.
Despite the woman's challenges and obvious daily struggles, she possesses something many don't have: Joy.