The final school day of the year for Oakland Unified School District was last Wednesday. But for two OUSD schools that are slated for closure this year—Community Day School and Parker K-8, a nearly century-old elementary in East Oakland—the last day was more permanent.
Amir Aziz is a photographer and videographer from Oakland, California. Using photography as his primary medium, Amir documents life and times in his community and the rapid changes in his environment. He's covered music events and social justice movements in the U.S. and abroad for local and international publications. Before shelter-in-place, he traveled to over 10 countries producing multimedia projects juxtaposing the experiences of locals elsewhere to those in his hometown of Oakland. Amir hopes to continue to bridge the gap between African diaspora communities and oppressed groups in the world through multimedia storytelling.