Andy Bosselman: Photojournalism

Andy Bosselman
Sep 1, 2017 · 4 min read

Updated: December, 2019

A boy watches the Global Climate Strike demonstration at the Colorado State Capitol as protestors hold their hands in the air on Sept. 20, 2019. Denver City Hall is in the background.
Demonstrators march on the 16th Street Mall.

Youth demonstrators watch Greta Thunberg and other speakers at the Fridays for Future climate strike in Denver Civic Center Park on Oct. 11, 2019.
Downtown Denver viewed through the haze of Colorado’s “brown cloud” on March 6, 2019.
(1) Looking west from downtown Denver, the peaks of the Rocky Mountains were barely visible through the smog. (2) The Regency Student Housing Community (left) and a construction crane frame part of the Suncor refinery complex northeast of Denver, which is difficult to see through the pollution.
Garry Waddy of Aurora rides the 15L Colfax bus to a Denver Nuggets game on Dec. 12, 2019. The 15 and 15-Limited bus routes that traverse East Colfax Avenue, extend roughly 14-miles from Downtown Denver to I-70 in Aurora. The route passes through a mix of neighborhoods that include low-income areas where social problems like homelessness and crime are known to move from the street onto the bus. “It can be entertaining,” said Waddy. “It’s just like New York. The homeless get on, probably to keep warm. I can’t blame them.”
(1) Julie Gonzales rides the 15L Colfax bus to her downtown job on Dec. 13. “I love it. I’d rather be in the bus than in traffic,” she said. “Everybody at works gives me a hard time. They say I get the exciting bus.” (2) Jamie Bates, who sleeps on the street, boarded the 15-L Colfax bus after showering at the Carla Madison Rec Center on Dec. 13. “I’ve had a lot of problems on the 15-L,” he said. “There’s a certain crowd.” (3) RTD buses wait in traffic on East Colfax Ave. on Dec. 12.

1) A 15 bus traverses 15th St. on a dedicated bus lane, which was installed overnight on Oct. 20, 2019. (2) An RTD driver approaches a bus after raising the vehicle’s wheelchair ramp at Union Station on Oct. 23, 2019. RTD’s inability to retain drivers has forced the agency to consider cutting service. (3) A passenger removes his skis from the cargo area after arriving at Arapahoe Basin. Bustang express service to ski areas started Dec. 14, 2019.

The San Francisco Police Department parked a vehicle outside Haight-Ashbury Youth Alliance’s syringe access program on July 26, 2017. I documented a heavy police presence outside of the clinic over a 28-day period. Police only patrolled on foot and parked vehicles in the area on nights when the program met. The practice violated the department’s own policy and the city’s public health initiative to encourage drug users to get clean needles.
(1) Mary Howe, of the Homeless Youth Alliance, where the syringe access program meets three nights a week. (2) Audra Meusx, who used injection drugs for 13 years, credits the clinic with saving her life. (3) Shortly after this story aired on KALW public radio, Capt. John Sanford Jr. who flouted the department’s policy, was demoted.
Hundreds of bicyclists gathered at the site of Alexis Bounds’ death to dedicate a “ghost bike” memorial on July 31, 2019. Bounds, 37, died while riding a bicycle on July 24 after the driver of a truck hit her.
(1) Cyclists and loved ones dedicated this “ghost bike” in remembrance of Dave Martinez on Feb. 2, 2019. A driver hit him at 33rd Ave. and Zuni St. (2) Gloria Gonzalez, the mother of Martinez’s four children, his daughter Maggie Rose, and his son David watched the dedication.

(1) Cyclists depart City Hall as a part of the Walk and Ride of Silence on May 15, 2019. (2) Bicyclists ride on 23rd Avenue during a Critical Mass demonstration against bicyclist deaths on Aug. 2, 2019. (3) Christina Contreras arrives at a Bike to Work Day station at 11th Avenue and Osage Street on June 2, 2019.
A woman wearing an eyeball mask dances as part of a Colorado Department of Transportation pedestrian safety campaign on Sept. 4, 2019.
(1) Lisa Ford walks her grandchildren, Cannon Castell; Jada Ford; and Chastity Castell, across a temporary crosswalk installed as part of a pop-up traffic calming demonstration in Montbello on June 15, 2019. (2) A bus stop on Colorado at 8th Ave. provides no protection from the weather or spray road slush on March 13, 2019. (3) Park Ranger Eric Knopinski uses a speed gun to clock a cyclist on the Cherry Creek Trail. Earlier that week, a high-speed, head-on collision between two bicyclists there resulted in serious injuries.

Ahmad Ibrahim, Mokhtar Al-Khanshali, and Marlee Benefield sample rare Yemeni coffees onFeb. 14, 2017 at Counter Culture Coffee’s training center in Emeryville, Calif. Al-Khanshali’s company imports rare coffees from war-torn Yemen.
Mokhtar Al-Khanshali, CEO of Port of Mokha Coffee.
Mayoral candidate and transportation advocate Kalyn Heffernan posed on the A-Line platform at Union Station on April 17, 2019.

Personal / Unpublished

Max, my four-month-old nephew, goes for his first swim on March 30, 2018.
(1) A couple followed by their dog walks down Masonic St. toward Haight San Francisco. In the background, the artist Apexer created a wall of flared graffiti. (2) Adrian in a San Francisco Chinatown alley.
Haight-Ashbury Fashionistas
Kolkata (2015) / Antwerp (2017) / NYC (2016) (all shot with a point-and-shoot camera)

Fun with analog

A woman explores a Tomas Saraceno art installation at the Fondation Louis Vuitton near Paris in Nov. 2018. Shot on Ilford Delta 400 with an Olympus Sylus Epic.
(1) A friend stands on a mountaintop near Palm Springs in October 2019. Shot on Ilford HP5+ (2) A man rides a bicycle in a Buenos Aires bike lane in November 2019. Shot on Kodak Portra 400.

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