Tuesday, April 7, 2009

El Coyote

William Barnett

William "Coyote" Barnett, 62, lights a cigarette in the dark of night within Sacramento's Tent City. Barnett once traveled throughout the country grooming race horses, but his addiction to alcohol caused him to lose his job. He then ran an illegal operation guiding and transporting illegal immigrants from Mexico across the border. "I never charged people too much money," says Barnett. "...just enough so that I could survive and help my friends' families get to the United States.

1 comment:

  1. first off, AMAZING photo. the light from the lighter frames his face and hands perfect.
    and secondly, awesome and interesting story. really cool that you met this man. he made for a cool little story and a great portrait.