(photo by Andrea Star Reese)
This is photojournalism with empathy. This is entering a true community and being respected enough to be able to completely approach without fear. See the photo essay here from "Lens" and The New York Times. Warning... not for the faint of heart.
There was a brief time once when I thought I might become a photojournalist. Though I pursued a safer path, work such as this sends me back there.