Editorial Photography

Faces of Deferred Action: Photos of Undocumented Youth Coming Out of the Shadows

Faces of Deferred Action: Photos of Undocumented Youth Coming Out of the Shadows

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 […]


Favorite Photos of 2010

Favorite Photos of 2010

2010 Photos of the Year – Images by Pat Shannahan It was an interesting year to be a photographer in Arizona. This is a collection of my favorite photos I made during 2010. When I look back on the year, I can’t help but think it was the year of SB1070, Arizona’s tough immigration law. […]


Along the US and Mexico Border

Along the US and Mexico Border

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 […]


U.S./ Mexico Border

U.S./ Mexico Border

US Mexico Border – Images by Pat Shannahan The U.S./Mexico border stretches for over 350 miles through Arizona. This collection of photos is from an ongoing story I am working on documenting the struggles along the border.


2008 Democratic National Convention

2008 Democratic National Convention

2008 Democratic National Convention – Images by Pat Shannahan In 2008 I covered the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, for USA Today. On the final day when Barack Obama accepted the nomination for president I was at the foot of the stage.


Editorial Photography Portfolio

Editorial Photography Portfolio

Editorial – Images by Pat Shannahan This is a collection of some of my favorite images made while working as a newspaper photojournalist in Arizona and in Mississippi.


Covering Arizona’s New Immigration Law SB1070

Covering Arizona's New Immigration Law SB1070

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 […]