I can do all things The Arnold Sports Festival, March 5, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
"We have to do a complete turnaround," says Sue Erben of being full-time carer for her granddaughter Jade, an active, physical child. "Part of that process involves grieving for the life we've lost. The kids end up with us and then if there's no support there, you're raising another generation who are dependent on the government. And we're trying to stop that. But we can't do it by ourselves."
Mist rises off the bush in Flowerdale, Victoria on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The entire hillside was burnt out eight years ago during Australia's worst natural disaster, Black Saturday, but has regenerated.
"I think I'm where I'm meant to be," says Megan Bannister aka 'the real Candy'. The Australian film exposed her experience as a heroin addict and prostitute. Beyond addiction and breakdown there has been motherhood, grandmotherhood — and always, art.
Sisters Charlotte (front) and Gabriella Attwell, 6, bring home the cows on their parents' farm near Girgarre in northern Victoria. Amid a downturn in milk prices and upheaval across the industry, dairy-farming families are still eking out an existence, making an essential product in what's increasingly a labour of sheer love.
Trees are miniaturized by a vast landscape south of Yarrawonga, Victoria.
F/A-18 pilot Lt. Cmdr. Kris Schulte embraces his fiancée Sarah Reger and children after landing at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, ending eight months away attached to the USS Harry S. Truman. During the deployment he'd flown her to Dubai and asked her to marry him. "I didn't know I was going to feel like this," Sarah said. "I feel like I'm going to pass out."
Surf lesson. Croatan Beach, Virginia. July, 2016.
Kris Troyer used to race horses in Wooster, Ohio but recently moved to Chesterhill, Ohio to live with his sister as he ages.
"Someone's going to have to look after me," he explains gruffly as he puffs on his Phillies Titan cigar.
Once a day he walks the perimeter of the property, inspecting the rusted equipment and the decaying barns.
"The most important quality for any fighter is heart," says 33-year-old mother of three Shantelle Thompson. "A person who is connected with their heart and leads with that can never be broken. They will always find a way to get back up and try again." When Thompson's doctor couldn't help her through a debilitating bout of postnatal depression, Shantelle Thompson turned to jiu-jitsu. What began as a struggle to conquer her own mind led to glory on the world stage.
4-year-old Maxx and 18-month-old Luna May breastfeed in the arms of their mother, Dani Wright at Portsmouth City Park on Saturday, August 6, 2017 as part of the Global Big Latch On, which saw women around the world simultaneously nurse their babies in support of the right to breastfeed as individual mothers see fit.
Bev Howlett, 70, feeds the goldfish at the Wintringham Aged Care Hostel in Williamstown, Victoria while her partner Bob Chufleigh, 75, looks on. The couple met and fell in love at the facility.
Melyssa Aldrich (left) with 1-year-old daughter Ella and Sandy Armatas (right) holding 2-year-old Riley wave as their husbands Lieutenant Ryan Aldrich and Lieutenant Commander Alex Armatas fly overhead before landing at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, ending a record-setting eight month deployment.
Saltwater cowboy Jack Brittingham keeps an eye on a herd of wild ponies on Chincoteague Island, Virginia on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. He's one of the oldest riders taking part in this year's pony swim, an annual tradition that's inspired a book and a movie. The horses are driven across the channel so the foals can be auctioned off to the public.
Surfer Cody Robinson warms up before a practice session on Victoria's Great Ocean Road in the lead up to the Rip Curl Pro in April, 2017
Hillary Clinton mingles with a selected audience of military veterans and Democrats after a roundtable discussion at the Virginia Air and Space Center, a campaign stop in Hampton Roads on Wednesday, June 15, 2016.
A hunter butchers a deer killed in a government-sanctioned deer culling program in the Warramate Hills Nature Conservation Reserve in Victoria's Yarra Valley in October, 2016. The meat has to be cured before eating.
Dairy farmers Lin and Eric Karcher, on their pasture near Pomeroy, Ohio, left high-powered corporate jobs to milk cows for a living. "We see a lot more of each other now," says Eric.
Christmas Day, 2017. Yarra Valley, Australia.
Tony Symes, pictured in December 2017, lives a solitary life as the caretaker of Gabo Island, one of the most remote places in the state of Victoria. Mostly he savours the isolation, but the 70-year-old admits the island can sometimes feel like a prison.
Stranding technician Krystle Rodrique, from the Stranding Response team at the Virginia Aquarium, hoists a dead dolphin from the water just before 8pm on Wednesday, June 7, 2016. The marine mammal was circling for hours in a creek in Portsmouth, Virginia — apparently disoriented — and after beaching itself twice, was euthanized.
Seaman Jeffrey Miller embraces his wife Ebony on the pier at the Norfolk Naval Base in Virginia as he meets his 7-month-old son Jhorden for the first time after disembarking from the USS Harry S. Truman on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The child is one of 81 babies born at home while sailors were away on the 8-month deployment.
Bodybuilders make last minute adjustments in the wings moments before going on stage at the Arnold Sports Festival on Friday March 4, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio.
A flight crew on the deck of the USS Dwight D Eisenhower prepares an aircraft for takeoff on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Hours after leaving Norfolk Naval Base squadrons were landing and taking off from the Ike, completing final qualifcations before heading to the Middle East for a 7-month deployment as part of the fight against Islamic State militants.
Great grandmother Joyce Brandeberry celebrates with 3-year-old Josh and baby Cayden after the family found emergency housing in Nelsonville, Ohio on October 22, 2015. They'd spent several uncertain days in a hotel in nearby Athens, during which homelessness loomed as a real prospect.
In what's become a daily ritual, 17-year-old Akang Akang's mother blesses him before he leaves the house. "She's seen how a lot of my friends have turned out and she's kind of scared for me. She doesn't want me in jail or on the street." Staying out of trouble in Frankston North, one of Victoria's most disadvantaged neighbourhoods, is a daily manoeuver for the Sudanese-Australian teenager, who rides to work with his sister to avoid racist taunts on the bus and camouflages his uniform to avoid being targeted by other Sudanese youth for going to school.
"I've had what you might call a colourful past," says 39-year-old pastry chef turned truck builder Darren Bannon on December 30, 2015. "But my daughter knows she can ask me anything." Bannon lives in Yarra Junction, Australia and says he's trying to teach his 10-year-old that you don't always get what you want. She designed some of his skull tattoos.
Peter Fitzgerald, 65, posed for a portrait in the days before his eviction from the Wantirna Caravan Park in Melbourne's eastern suburbs in October, 2017. Many of the park's elderly residents invested their life savings in the park, only to lose everything when it was bought by a Chinese-backed developer.
8-year-old Darrell Boone enjoys lunch on Friday July 15 2016 at Grandy Village Recreation Center, one of 55 sites in Norfolk, Virginia where meals are provided to children over summer.
An excited crowd cheers as one of four Kemp's Ridley sea turtles makes its way towards freedom at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Friday, July 22, 2016. The marine creatures were rehabilitated by the Virginian Aquarium Stranding Response Team.
Children play in the waves on the Virginia Beach Oceanfront in July, 2016.
Too early to say goodnight: Derek Munn and Evan Hartley linger over goodbyes in the Neon District of Norfolk, Virginia on Wednesday night, June 8, 2016. Virginia is for lovers — oblivious to the world, and to their perfect technicolor framing.
Mireille Charlotte in New York City | November 2014
Canoeing by torchlight on the Hocking River, Ohio | Saturday October 3 2015
Mompós, Colombia | August 2012
Pilot Lieutenant Michael Jendrycki logs his flight at the maintenance control desk in the bowels of the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower en route to the Middle East on Wednesday evening, June 1, 2016. The red light is designed to preserve the pilots' night vision.
Sally (not her real name) gave birth in prison and is raising a child in Tarrengower minimum security prison, south-west of Bendigo in Victoria, while serving time for drug-related crimes.
Steve Hanson, designer | Sunday January 3 2016 | Yarra Valley, Australia
A baby girl and her migrant mother enjoy a simple domestic moment in their new apartment in an undisclosed location in March, 2017, having fled family violence.
Navy pilot Lt. Cmdr. Laurie Solberg emerges from a hangar at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, striding towards her aircraft, in preparation for flying across the country to San Diego, where her squadron will be based from now on.
Liminal spaces Rochester NY, June 2016.
Dayna Marie Offenbacher at the Carlton Arms Hotel, New York City | Sunday September 28 2014
James Paul stands amid the rubble of what used to be his street in the Wantirna Caravan Park. This is a community slowly dismantling itself. It's hard to escape the sense of a neighbourhood razed by natural disaster. Of lives abandoned mid sip of the coffee cup. A year since developer Longriver bought the land, in Melbourne's eastern suburbs, for $35.6 million and announced plans to build townhouses, vacant blocks and house stumps have replaced neatly trimmed lawns and lovingly tended flower beds.
Christian, 36, is addicted to heroin which he says he uses to quiet the voices in his head. In March, 2017 he is one of an estimated 7600 Victorians sleeping rough, homelessness that costs the state $194 million annually.
73-year-old orchardist Gavin Knight poses for a portrait in Yarra Junction, Australia | January 2 2016