Joe Orellana is a San Diego-based photojournalist. You can find his work on his website. You can tip him for his work at $joeorephoto on Cash App and send him tips on events to photograph at Photo@joeorellana.com.
Articles by JOE ORELLANA
by JOE ORELLANA | January 11, 2024
SD Supervisor (D5) Jim Desmond spread misinformation about tax dollars funding immigrants in a video on Twitter early this month.
by JOE ORELLANA | December 26, 2023
Border Patrol is keeping asylum seekers in open air areas that reach 40 degrees at night.
by JOE ORELLANA | September 26, 2023
Activists temporarily stopped construction at a border wall section in California.
by JOE ORELLANA | August 7, 2023
Out-of-town fascist groups tried unsuccessfully tried to stop a Drag Story Hour at a San Diego childrens’ museum.
by JOE ORELLANA | June 23, 2023
San Diego’s privacy advisory board voted against recommending an SDPD surveillance tech proposal.
by JOE ORELLANA | May 17, 2023
Joe Orellana covers five days at the border as title 42 ends.
Two conspiracy theorists are putting antisemitic, QAnon & antivaxx content on Roku.
by JOE ORELLANA | August 10, 2022
On August 3rd, Ammar Campa-Najjar announced that he had received California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement in Chula Vista’s mayoral race. This isn’t Campa-Najjar’s first campaign for public office. In 2020, he ran against congressman Darrell Issa to represent California’s 50th Congressional District. Running as a Democrat, Campa-Najjar flaunted his proximity to Donald Trump through comments […]
The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday, making abortion illegal in many states and emperiling access in the rest. Reactions were swift. People had been anticipating an announcement since a draft of the decision was leaked to Politico in early May. Thousands gathered in cities across the country, occasionally harassed and attacked by […]
by JOE ORELLANA | April 22, 2022
On April 16th, Lakeside experienced its first recorded hate crime of the year. Two white youths stabbed and beat a sixteen-year-old black girl while using racial and misogynistic slurs against the victim. A lieutenant with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Lakeside Substation fielded the majority of questions and comments during a town hall on the […]
by JOE ORELLANA | October 4, 2021
On September 30th, an SDPD officer with a history of racist commentary on social media attempted to tail a protester back to their home. At an anti-police brutality protest in front of SDPD Central Division Substation that evening, officer Adam Devor got into and escalated verbal disputes with protestors, then proceeded to try to follow […]