As darkness descends over San Francisco’s Mission District, the familiar streets become a mosaic of celebration and desolation. Workers and families head home while crowds of weeknight drinkers smoke their cigarettes in the neon light outside bars. Hipsters and the homeless occupy separate worlds along the streets they all share.

This is the Mission at night.

All images from this project were taken on Kodak Tri-X and Ilford Delta 3200 black and white film, using a Nikon FM2.

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Armand is a photojournalism and multimedia student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and is originally from Baton Rouge, La. His work history includes being a paper pusher in Los Angeles and a youth program coordinator in Ramallah, and is currently a student editor at Mission Local, which means he gets to read a lot of news and tell people what to do.

He also waits for the day when bacon and buffalo sauce combine on one plate.

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