Rosemarie Lion (who took the photos of Linda Kirsch and Joel Bellenson for this issue) grew up in a small Austrian town where she graduated from business college. In 1986 she moved to the US and got a BA in photojournalism from San Francisco State University. Her work has been published in newspapers, magazines, and books. She lives as a freelance photographer with her husband and 5-year-old son in San Francisco. Photography, she says, “allows me to do what I always wanted: explore the world and its people.