A family watches the total solar eclipse at Solarfest in Madras, Ore. on Monday Aug. 21, 2017. The last time the contiguous U.S. saw a total eclipse was in 1979.
Two women who have been friends for 50 years laugh together on a hot afternoon in their shop in Hsipaw, Burma, June, 2014.
Team Star Wars lingers in the water during the Polar Plunge at Aquatic Park in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 2012. At this annual event, costumed teams jump into the chilly bay water to raise money for the Special Olympics of Northern California.
A woman walks away from the Willamette River after performing a water ceremony during the Indigenous Womxn's March in Portland, Ore. on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018.
Symbiosis Oregon Eclipse Festival-goers make the most of a 20-mile traffic backup to enter Big Summit Prairie in Central Oregon on Aug. 16, 2017. Roads across the state were expected to face intense traffic in the days leading up to the eclipse on Aug. 21.
Astro-photographer Tom Carrico explains his camera setup and plans to photograph the upcoming eclipse from his backyard in Corvallis, Ore., Aug. 15, 2017.
A man does Tai Chi on the "Cultural Bridge" as hot air balloons rise over the lake at Big Summit Prairie, Ore. on Aug. 17, 2017. It was the first day of the Symbiosis Oregon Eclipse Festival where 30,000 people were expected to camp out for the week.
Young man does acrobatics at Plage Raymond-les-Bains, a popular stretch of beach 13km from Jacmel, Haiti, July 2015.
Laundry hangs along Rue Du Commerce in Jacmel, Haiti, on Feb. 4, 2018. Without washing machines, washing clothes by hand at the river or at home is a regular chore for many Haitian women and girls.
Haitian youth learn how to use point-and-shoot digital cameras during Jouk Li Jou Kan Foto 10-day photojournalism camp run by nonprofit Zanmi Lakay in Jacmel, Haiti, July 2012.
José Martinez cuts leather at his family business, Orox Leather, in Portland, Ore. on Feb. 2, 2017. Orox spans four generations of leather makers with roots beginning in Oaxaca, Mexico. Martinez was eight years old when he began to work in the family business.
Stylists from Identity Hair & Spa cut and shave hair at Portland Rescue Mission in Portland, Ore., on Feb. 16, 2017. The salon partnered with Melody's Angels to provide a day of free makeovers, in an effort to boost people's confidence, especially for those seeking employment.
Adobe Books owner Andrew McKinley chats with visitors on the sofas in the center of his shop, surrounded by a collection of 20,000 used books in San Francisco, Calif., April, 2012. One of the few remaining independent bookstores in the city, McKinley was forced to close his doors after 24 years in business when his rent doubled.
Verna and Paul show off their photograph made at a Help-Portrait event in Lincoln City, Ore., on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Married in 1966, they've come to this event for eight years and put each portrait in a scrapbook that documents their relationship. Professional photographers volunteer their services at Help-Portrait events around the world, making free portraits for people in their communities.
Burmese girl in traditional dress wears Thanaka cosmetic paste made from ground bark, Inle Lake, Myanmar, June 2014. Thanaka is unique to the culture of Myanmar, commonly applied to the face and arms of women and girls.
Occupy movement protesters exchange a glance outside San Quentin State Prison, Marin County, Calif., Dec. 2012.
A woman dances during a ceremony at the Indigenous Womxn's March in Portland, Ore. on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. The march honored DAPL Protester Red Fawn Fallis, a political prisoner accused of shooting at law enforcement during protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Fallis’ trial was scheduled to begin Jan. 29, 2018.
Ryan, 8, of the Holy Name Panthers takes a swing in his first at bat of the game against team Epiphany at the Upper Noe Recreation fields in San Francisco, Calif., April 2012. Though official score is not kept for the 2nd graders, it was clear that the Panthers outscored Epiphany.
Smelter Skelter (center) and Betties teammates block players from opposing team Guns N Rollers at Oaks Park, Portland, Ore., May 13, 2017. Guns N Rollers defeated the Break Neck Betties 226-222.
The Rose City Rollers (RCR) derby team, Break Neck Betties, huddles at half time in Portland, Ore., on April 8, 2017. The Betties hold the league record for the most championship wins in RCR history.
At 85, Carl Hees is spry, full of energy, enthusiasm, and personality. With a big grin, and a need to stay busy, he is known for saying things like "Let's get 'er done, baby." or "Like Willie Nelson, I'm ready to hit the road."
Carl and his wife Ruth just celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Carl usually wakes up at 2 a.m. and says morning is his favorite time of the day. Ruth isn't able to cook much anymore because she has Alzheimer's. But at 5 a.m. each morning, she toasts a single Eggo waffle with butter and honey for Carl and for herself.
Carl is away from home much of the day, farming with his son, running errands, and as an active member of The Order of the Eastern Star. He leaves his phone number on the kitchen counter for Ruth who stays at home.
Carl (left), between the tomato plants with great-grandson Mason, 1, and son Mike (right) on Mike's 350-acre farm in Barnett, Mo., Sept. 25, 2017. Some days Carl and his son Mike drive Mason to daycare in what they refer to as "The Grandpa Express."
"Double shovel, baby," Carl laughs as he grabs shovels for himself and son Mike. After retiring from the service station business in 1995 Carl began working on his son's 350-acre farm in Barnett, Mo. The two of them tend the farm together daily without any outside assistance.
Carl hitches a ride as Mike drives the tractor to the grain silo they are cleaning out for the corn harvest.
In preparation for the corn harvest, Carl climbs into the grain silo to sweep out the last of the wheat.
To keep the bugs away while in storage, Carl adds insecticide to the corn as it comes out of the gravity flow and feeds into the grain silo.
Carl takes a break to clean his face after a dusty day of harvesting corn.
Carl hugs granddaughter Andrea on his 85th Birthday. He doesn't like to make a fuss, but agreed to let the family bring cake and ice cream to his house for an intimate celebration.
Around 9 p.m. Ruth tucks Carl into bed before getting into her bed and turning out the light.