They are diverse across multiple dimensions: they are Black, brown, and white; men and women; young and old; wealthy and homeless; people with long criminal records and people who have never received a speeding ticket; residents of big cities and small towns; people from the South, Northeast, Midwest, and West.
Most of these people’s stories never made the news. And many of the barriers to relief they faced are similarly unknown. SHIELDED shines a light on both. Click on the portraits to read the full story.