Eddie Herena was born and raised in San Jose, California and comes from a large family.
San Quentin he has afforded him opportunity to participate in various self-help groups and he is a recent PUP graduate, class of 2017.
Aside from the pleasure he finds in learning, Mr. Herena found a new passion, photography. He plans on sticking with the art once released.
What he appreciates about working for the San Quentin News is the opportunity to humanizing prisoners through the lens.
“Often times people in the free world lose sight of our humanity. My job is to make sure they see our humanity.” -Eddie D. Herena
“Time runs and flows and only death can stop it. The photograph is a blade that captures one dazzling instant in eternity” (Henri Cartier-Bresson).