These images are a decade old. I shot them in 2006, during the height of George W. Bush’s presidency. I remember feeling a certain bit of hope when I covered protests like this one. I was inspired by witnessing people from various backgrounds come together to form a collective voice for a more inclusive and peaceful America. These photographs focus on the faces and eyes of the protesters, to strip away the veneer that people use to mask themselves. In their expressions, I see hope and passion.