In 1973, three friends dressed like mountain men and rode horseback from Phoenix, Arizona, to Canada… just for the fun of it. The only modern device they took with them was a camera.
Bill Macumber was convicted of a double murder, sentenced to life in prison… and then released after 38 years. He continues to profess his innocence and there is evidence another man might have been the real killer. This is a mini documentary I produced for The Arizona Republic. You can read the full story [...]
The deferred action program, which allows many young illegal immigrants to seek a work permit and protection from deportation, is bringing untold numbers out of the shadows. The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, allows some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. before their 16th birthday to apply for permission to stay and have [...]
Nogales Border Crossing – Images by Pat Shannahan I went on a recent trip to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, with a reporter from our sister newspaper La Voz. We spent a day working on a story about unaccompanied minor immigrants and the next day we went out with an officer from Grupo Beta. They are a [...]
Over the summer I worked with reporter Dan Gonzalez on a photo story following two families of illegal immigrants living in the West Valley as they moved to Pennsylvania because of Arizona’s new immigration law SB1070. I concentrated on the Sanchez family. Luis, the dad, and his wife Marlen both came to the U.S. illegally. [...]
SB1070 Arizona’s New Immigration Law – Images by Pat Shannahan The summer of 2010 will certainly be remembered in Arizona as the summer of SB1070, also known as Arizona’s new controversial immigration law. The nations eyes turned on Arizona as both sides of the immigration debate held protests and counter protests. It was an interesting [...]
Bill Macumber was convicted of a double murder, sentenced to life in prison… and then released after 38 years. He continues to profess his innocence and there is evidence another man might have been the real killer.
This is a mini documentary I produced for The Arizona Republic. You can read the full story here: azcentral.com/news/macumber
For the majority of Bill Macumber’s 38 years in prison there were only a hand full of photos to use so I ended up making my first plunge into motion graphics.
What’s the worst thing you ever forgave someone for? Dominic Murphy found a way to forgive the most unlikely of people-the man police say murdered his son.
Andrew Murphy, 16, was walking to a Phoenix park with his younger sisters when an armed robber approached them. Andrew stepped in between the gunman and his sisters and tried to talk the man down. He was shot in the chest and killed.
Orlando uses pastel and charcoal to share his experiences in Arizona’s mental health system. Art has helped him find a new identity as an artist.
Dwayne Walker’s family has been logging Arizona’s White Mountains for four generations. In that time logging technology has gone from men on the ground with saws to high tech machines capable of cutting down a huge tree in seconds.
This is part of a larger package I did on Western Jobs in Arizona. Some of the still photos from the Wallow Fire were taken by my coworkers at The Arizona Republic.
I was most surprised with the cutter. A single person driving it can cut down multiple trees in mere seconds and cary them to a pile. To get an up-close view of what it’s like to drive it I mounted a GoPro camera to both the cutter and the pile it was dropping trees onto.
2010 Photos of the Year – Images by Pat Shannahan It was an interesting year to be a photograp…
Over the summer I worked with reporter Dan Gonzalez on a photo story following two families of illeg…