For the last decade, we’ve published the above words countless times. Without the eye of the inimitable Hasain Rasheed—an Oakland graduate, to boot!—we could not do justice to the spirit of our students and school leaders. With his eye, we have the chance to truly tell a new story about Oakland schools.

Below is a small gallery of his incredible work, but you will see his photos all over this website. As you’ll see when you click around, there’s a reason we’ve leaned so heavily on photos in this site’s design. If you’d like to see more, visit www.hasainrasheed.com. Thank you, Hasain!