Posts Tagged ‘arizona photojournalist’

Video:Coping Through Art

Video:Coping Through Art

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.


Video:Logging Family Legacy

Video:Logging Family Legacy

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 […]


Video:Fierce Protectors

Video:Fierce Protectors

The Bikers Against Child Abuse go way beyond charity rides. These guys ride with a purpose: to empower children who are the victims of child abuse.They do this by making kids feel protected and helping them find the strength to testify agains their accusers so they can start to heal. This was a pretty amazing […]


Video: The Boxcar

Video: The Boxcar

Holocaust survivor Helan Handler last saw her family together in a boxcar on the way to Auschwitz. She was the only member of her family to survive. She is on the board of a group that have brought a similar boxcar to Arizona to be part of The Holocaust & Tolerance Museum.


Video: It’s Never Too Late

Video: It's Never Too Late

Larry is a 72-year-old retired truck driver who never learned to read, until he started taking classes four days a week with a reading teacher in Chandler, AZ. He didn’t speak until he was 10-years-old because of a medical condition. Schools in the rural Ohio area he grew up in passed him along from grade […]


Basketball Portrait

Basketball Portrait

These are a few of my favorite images from a recent portrait session with one of the world’s best street-ball dunker Kenny Dobbs.


Emmy Win

Emmy Win

I’m excited to share that a video package I shot and produced won a Rocky Mountain Emmy in the environmental category. It is The Arizona Republic’s first Emmy. The story is a profile on a local cotton farmer who is a pioneer in water conservation. It’s encouraging to see that all of our paper’s hard […]


Video: Junkyard Music Man

Video: Junkyard Music Man

This is an profile of artist Joe Willie Smith who makes musical instruments out of found objects. He mics up the instruments and runs them through a Fender guitar amp. One of his inventions was used in the soundtrack for Alice in Wonderland. Everything was shot with a Canon 5dmk2 and a Canon 1Dmk4 DSLR.


Video: The Hardest Decision

Video: The Hardest Decision

Sophia beat two types of cancer before getting leukemia. After an unsuccessful bone marrow transplant her parents faced the hardest decision two parents can make: stopping treatment. This is without a doubt the saddest story I have ever told. A reporter and I started following Sophia and her family weeks before she went into hospice […]


Success Story

I spent some time this week with Mike McClure, who was homeless for years until recently when he managed to start earning a living repairing bicycles. His business started after he sold one bike he fixed up. That sale allowed him to buy a second, then a third. His shop is in the back of […]


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.


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.


When Life and Death Meet

When Life and Death Meet

When Life and Death Meet – Images by Pat Shannahan When Veronica Cellis was diagnosed with cancer, doctors gave her no treatment options that allowed her to keep her baby. She decided to refuse treatment so her baby might live. By September, the cancer had moved to her brain leaving her brain-dead. Doctors kept her […]