Posts Tagged ‘Phoenix’

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 […]


Female Chain Gang

Female Chain Gang

Maricopa County Female Chain Gang – Images by Pat Shannahan One of the programs Maricopa COunty Sheriff Joe Arpaio is known for is the female chain gang. The chain gang is made up from inmates who have been sent from Tent City to Estrella Jail for discipline problems. At Estrella Jail the inmates are locked […]


Video: Hear North America’s Only Octobass

Video: Hear North America's Only Octobass

Octobass from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. The 12-foot tall Octobass plays so low, it’s lowest string when played fully open is barely in the human hearing registry. To play it, a musician must stand on a stool and use leavers to fret the notes. It resides at the new Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, Arizona, […]


Video: Mountain Unicycling

Video: Mountain Unicycling

One Wheel on the Trail: Mountain Unicycling from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo. When I heard that members of the Arizona Unicycle Club ride their cycles on the mountain biking trails at South Mountain Park I didn’t think it was real. It just seemed too dangerous. What I found was a group of guys that have […]


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 […]