Feature Slider

Video: Arizona’s Demolition Boat Race

Video: Arizona's Demolition Boat Race

This was a story a year in the making. Nearly a year ago a friend who competes in demolition derbies called to tell me about this crazy race he drove in called a waterless boat race. Drivers drag fiberglass boats around a soapy asphalt track, trying to take out each other’s boats. The last driver […]


Video: A Trek Back in Time

Video: A Trek Back in Time

A Trek Through Time from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. 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.


Justice Delayed: How an AZ man was convicted of a double murder, sentenced to life… and released after 38 years.

Justice Delayed: How an AZ man was convicted of a double murder, sentenced to life... and released after 38 years.

  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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Leaving Arizona: A Family of Illegal Immigrants Flee’s Arizona’s Immigration Law

Leaving Arizona: A Family of Illegal Immigrants Flee's Arizona's Immigration Law

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. […]


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.


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 […]