Portraiture on assignment

Fatumah Mohamed, 43, is a refugee from Darfur, Sudan, recently resettled in Utica, New York, USA.  She is seen here in a classroom at the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees where she is learning English and other skills useful for her new life in Utica. When asked what she would like to do for a job in her new life, she said she might start as a housekeeper but wanted to become a judge like Luis Gabriel Moreno Ocampo, the first Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Court. The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees is one of the largest resettlement agencies in the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service network, though it is a secular organizatnoi. The Center has assisted in the resettlement of refugees from 31 countries since it began in 1979.
William O'Brien Jr. is an Associate Professor in the MIT Department of Architecture and principal of WOJR. He is seen here in WOJR's office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on Fri., June 21, 2019.
10-month-old Sadie Gutner wears a Mimo onesie with sensors at the Mimo headquarters Boston, Massachusetts, USA, on Mon., April 28, 2014. Sadie is the daughter of Mike Gutner who handles operations for Mimo, and she is wearing one of the company's onesies, made by Mimo, which has a variety of sensors on it. The onesie has a detachable frog-shaped communication device that transmits data from the onesie's sensors and sends the data to a smartphone app, which displays information about the baby's respiration, skin temperature, position, and activity level. The onesie is washable and the device is water-resistant.
WESTPORT, MASSACHUSETTS - APR. 22, 2021.  Toph Jusseaume is the owner and operator of Spindrift Oysters, a 3-acre oyster farming operation on the West Branch of the Westport River in Westport, Massachusetts. He is seen here at the Westport River Public Boat Ramp on Thu., April 22, 2021. Jusseaume says that during 2020, sales from his farm were down 90% from the previous year because of this drop in restaurant demand. 

CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
Michael E. Passero is the mayor of New London, Connecticut, seen here in the Central Business District, on Sun., Oct. 25, 2020. Passero says that during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic, some businesses in the city have been successful, while others have ceased operations. Passero is in his fifth year as mayor, having started his second term a year ago.
Semyon Dyatlov is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Thu., January 9, 2020. From the MIT Mathematics website, "Semyon uses the methods of microlocal analysis to study problems in scattering theory, in particular questions regarding scattering resonances. The two principal applications of his work concern decay of waves on black hole spacetimes (where resonances are known as quasi-normal modes) and decay of correlations for Anosov and Axiom A flows (and the corresponding Pollicott-Ruelle resonances)."
Alexandra K. Glazier is the President and CEO of New England Organ Bank, an organ procurement organization based in Waltham, Massachusetts, serving the greater New England area.
Giselle Sterling served in the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan, seen here at her father's home in Sandown, New Hampshire.  Sterling enlisted at age 17.  Her father served in the Marines from 1970-1973.
Haven Hansen, 20, of Encampment, Wyoming, bought food from McDonalds at a Pilot Gas Station in Effingham, Illinois, on Thurs., Aug. 4, 2016. Hansen works as a chop-saw operator at a logging operation in Wyoming. He drove to Indiana with a friend "to get a gal," but got arrested for drunk driving on his first night in the state. He spent 26 days in jail in Lebanon, Indiana. His car was impounded and he decided to abandon it, rather than pay to get it back. He was in the middle of a Greyhound bus trip back to Laramie, Wyoming. The bus stopped at the gas station for a rest and meal break for passengers on the route from Columbus, Ohio, to St. Louis, Missouri.
Jack Ursitti, age 7, poses for a portrait with his iPad in his home in Dover, Mass., on Monday, July 25, 2011. Jack uses the iPad both for leisure activities, such as listening to music and looking at photos of his family, and for educational activities. Jack has been diagnosed with autism.  After school at his home, Jack works with his teacher and a therapist to do educational and independent leisure activities. 

Jack received an iPad for Christmas, according to his mother Judith Ursitti. "I wanted mine back," said Judith. She had gotten an iPad for her birthday in 2010, and Jack used it constantly. "There's something intuitive about it," said Judith.  In the beginning it was just a distraction, "but now we're moving to use it for an educational purpose," she said.

Jack Ursitti wears a small GPS ankle bracelet at all times in case he runs off from his family or caretakers. The device will be activated if he goes missing, allowing police and other searchers to find him.
Owen Nannarone, of Scituate, Mass., is a 10-year-old inventor.  Owen likes to take apart and repair electronics and motors.  He recently developed a prototype for a golf tee that can measure the speed and direction of a golf ball as it's hit.  Two years ago, he developed something called the EZ-Cinch Net, a fishing net with closeable compartments that allow him to collect multiple turtles or frogs from nearby bogs without the animals contacting one another.
Stephen Greenblatt is the John Cogan University Professor of the Humanities in Harvard University's Department of English. He is seen here in his office in the Barker Humanities Center on Harvard University's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on Fri., Apr. 5, 2019.  Greenblatt is a Shakespearean scholar and literary historian, and is the author of many books, including, most recently, "Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics," published in 2018 by W. W. Norton & Company.
Reuben Greenaway is a machine operator custodian in MIT's Department of Facilities in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
A young woman poses with her home-made eclipse viewers on the steps outside of MIT's Building 7 on Massachusetts Avenue on the campus of MIT after a solar eclipse viewing event in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, on Mon., Aug. 21, 2017. This solar eclipse is the first in nearly 40 years to have a path observable total eclipse from coast to coast in the United States. People at this location in Massachusetts, however, only observed about 66% coverage of the moon over the sun.
Lisette Cooper, Ph.D., is the founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of Athena Capital, in Lincoln, Massachusetts, seen here on Fri., Aug. 3, 2018.
Mikey Neely is a Software Engineer at the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Fri., June 11, 2021.
Cathy O'Neil is a data scientist and best-selling author, most recently of the book "The Shame Machine: Who Profits in the New Age of Humiliation," seen here at home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Mon., April 4, 2022. O'Neil also wrote "Weapons of Math Destruction," for which she received the Euler Book Prize. "The Shame Machine" looks at what she calls "the shame industrial complex," especially in the realm of social media and partisan politics. O'Neil is also CEO of ORCAA (O'Neil Risk Consulting & Algorithmic Auditing) a consulting group focused on examining bias in algorithms. ORCAA audits algorithms for racist, sexist, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory results in fields including hiring, insurance, and banking.
Dr. Juanjuan Zhang is Associate Professor of Marketing at the MIT Sloan School of Management at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Her research looks at social interactions and marketing strategies, with a recent focus on decision making. She teaches Marketing Management at MIT.
Albert Gray is a mover in MIT's Department of Facilities specializing in recycling. Gray is seen here on MIT's campus near a loading dock between Buildings 7 and 11.
Suzanna Walters is Professor of Sociology and Professor and Director of the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Michele D. Perkins (left) and Kent Devereaux, presidents of New England College and New Hampshire Institute of Art, respectively, pose for a portrait in a painting studio at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, on Mon., Oct. 2, 2018. The pair have overseen the consolidation of the two schools into one under the New England College name. The art school will be known as the Institute of Art at New England College once the merger is complete.
Carlha Toussaint, 24, of Brockton, Massachusetts, is a community organizer with the Coalition for Social Justice in Brockton, Massachusetts, USA. She is seen here in Jamaica Plain, Boston, Massachusetts.
Zack Hicks is CEO of Toyota Connected and Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer of Toyota Motor North America, seen here in the offices of Toyota Connected in Plano, Texas, USA, on Fri., Aug. 10, 2018.  Toyota Connected is a so-called "skunkworks" program by Toyota Motor North America to develop software that uses predictive and connective technology to make devices and cars talk to one another improving the driving experience and increasing safety measures on the cars.
Johanna Chao Kreilick is the president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, seen here at her home in Gloucester, Massachusetts, on Mon., Jan. 17, 2022. Kreilick became president of the advocacy organization in May 2021 and says she hopes to "help anchor science as the center of the [United States'] super power and bring the organization up to face the future [including] an internal reorg and transformation that centers equity and inclusion." Kreilick previously served on the executive board of the Open Society Foundation where she founded the organization's Climate Action Initiative and led its strategy unit.
Robert Stalnaker is a philosophy professor in MIT's Department of Linguistics and Philosophy in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Stalnaker's areas of interest include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and metaphysics.
Chase Main, 31, player on the Fort Belknap College Eagles basketball team, poses for a portrait in his home near the Fort Belknap Agency, Montana, USA.

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