A woman on horseback carries an American Flag while the National Anthem plays at the 69th annual Potter Valley Rodeo in Mendocino County, California. (Chris Pugh Photo, 2014)
Students from the Developing Virtue Boys School at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas perform the Dragon Dance during the 5th annual Lantern Festival at the Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza in Ukiah. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal, 2016)
On Saturday, January 21, 2017, activist Polly Girvin addresses the crowd on the steps of the Mendocino County Courthouse during the Women's March in Ukiah, California. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal, 2017)
Wearing an American Flag jacket, Ukiah resident Sally Young stands in a cemetery waiting for the Wreaths Across America ceremony to begin. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal, 2017)
On July 27, 2018, the River Fire breaks out in a section of dried grass along Old River Road between Ukiah and Hopland. The fire, along with the Ranch Fire, would later become the largest fire in California history. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal, 2018)
Chris Pugh is an editorial photographer based out of a small town in Northern California. His work is published frequently in newspapers throughout the region and has been featured nationally in outlets such as Vice News and Al Jazeera America.