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Harika Maddala

Harika Maddala, Photo Editor

Harika Maddala is a senior year student at San Francisco State University, pursuing a bachelor’s
in Photojournalism and a minor in International Relations. Born and raised in India, Harika
earned her BA in journalism in the country and transferred to SF State in 2019, to earn a four-
year bachelor’s degree. She has been clicking photos since age 14 and has had her photos
displayed at various galleries including at a TedX exhibition in India in 2016, at Yerba Buena
Arts Gallery in June 2019, and at Samy’s Camera in the Spring of 2019. Harika enjoys shooting
anything with a lot of action- dance, weddings, concerts, protests, and riots. She is currently
exploring multimedia and finds video and audio editing relaxing- almost like a craft of weaving
things together. She joined the Xpress newspaper team in Summer 2020 and this is her last
semester in college. She aims to work on more projects related to queer identities, race and
immigration issues, body image, and mental health in the future.
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Maricruz Lopez raises her fist looking at the cops, who lined up on the sidewalk. Lopez is in a white-colored shirt with red-colored stains on the back, resembling the gunshots on the back of Jacob Blake, whom the police shot earlier in August. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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May 4, 2021
People setup signs with Sean Monterrosa’s pictures and messages like “Justice for Sean” and “Tucan” on the fence of the school he attended-Junipero Serra Elementary School, during Tucan Day, a public event held to honor Sean Monterrosa, near Holly Park, in San Francisco, Calif., on Jun. 12, 2020. (Harika Maddala)

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May 4, 2021
Hannah Khorassani reads about COVID-19 symptoms on her laptop, at her residence in Daly City, Calif., on July 19, 2020. Khorassani’s mother, who lives in Los Angeles, recently tested positive for COVID-19. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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May 4, 2021
Shawanda Scott bursts into tears during the press conference at San Quentin State Prison, in Marin County, Calif., on July 9, 2020. Her son is an inmate at the prison and has recently tested positive for COVID-19. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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May 4, 2021
A protester pays respects for the Black people killed recently, at the altar setup outside the City Hall building, during the 4th of July protest, in San Francisco, Calif., July 4, 2020. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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May 4, 2021
Ny Nourn raises both her hands in response to the host asking whether anyone in the crowd had served in the prison or had loved ones currently in prison, during the protest outside San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, Calif., on June 28, 2020. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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May 4, 2021
An American flag burns outside the home of Walnut Creek's Mayor, in Walnut Creek, Calif. on June 17, 2020. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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December 14, 2020
Students wait in their cars for the commencement of the graduation car parade at Cupertino High School, in Cupertino, Calif., on June 4, 2020. (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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December 14, 2020

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November 6, 2020
Community organizers of The Bay Area Freedom Project write down the names of those killed by Fatal 14 in chalk, outside Vallejo Police Department, in Solano County, Calif., on Nov. 3, 2020. VPD has arrested the organizers multiple times in the last two months and charged them with vandalism for the same. They continue to write these names every night and offer each victim a rose, despite the continued risk of being arrested. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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November 7, 2020
A resident leans out from his window to look at the protesters marchingon the 18th St. in San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2020. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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November 7, 2020
People march down 16th St. while chanting slogans asking people to vote for democracyin San Francisco on Oct. 24, 2020. The march was a collaboration among many Bay Area organizations such as March for Democracy SF, Refuse Fascism, Occupy San Francisco, etc. (Harika Maddala/ Golden Gate Xpress)

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November 7, 2020
Rita Foster waves an American Pride flag before marching to Market St. & Larkin St. in San Francisco.Foster said that she felt that America could not be represented by the blue and red colors alone, while associating them with the colors of political parties.

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November 7, 2020
Protesters march towards Valencia St. while chanting slogans such as

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November 7, 2020
A protester kicks the garage door at the residence of Walnut Creek's Mayor, during the twilight protest in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Jun. 17, 2020 (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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July 1, 2020
A protestor Lucy throws paint on the road outside the residence of Walnut Creek's Mayor, in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Jun. 17, 2020 (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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July 1, 2020
Protestors take a knee towards the end of the march, in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Jun. 17, 2020 (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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July 1, 2020
A resident of Walnut Creek raises her hand in support of the twilight protest, in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Jun. 17, 2020 (Harika Maddala / Golden Gate Xpress)

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July 1, 2020
A protestor holds a placard that read

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June 20, 2020
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