Calvin Fong would call me up when the Mayor was having an event and ask me to take the official photographs. I was 13 when the Mayor appointed me to the Youth Commission. And after that appointment Calvin would call me and I photographed the Mayor with the President of Ireland, at events honoring teachers, and ribbon cuttings.
Calvin was a Berkeley native. He was the chief of staff for Mayor Bates for 14 years. He knew everyone and everything about Berkeley. He was kind and encouraging. He got me connected as a young photographer and I will be forever grateful.