Great Escape

Sister Francis A. Sissy stands for a portrait at her home, 40 acres called Honeyrock Ranch. Healdsburg, California, 2014. All photos: Talia Herman. Photo editing by Michelle Le.

I was raised in Guerneville, California. My parents still live in my childhood home. Guerneville’s this mix of hippies, hillbillies, and old bikers living along the Russian River, about a 90-minute drive north of San Francisco. It has been a tourist spot for Bay Area folks for 100 years, starting…

Talia Herman

is an editorial photojournalist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients include the New Yorker and California Sunday Magazine.

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