A New Dawn
A four-year multimedia project chronicling a mother’s struggle with addiction was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won first place for Best Multimedia Project in the 2008 Pictures of the Year International competition. The project was honored with multiple awards including runner-up for a National Headliners Award, the Casey Medal, and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.
The original flash-based project, which I designed, edited and constructed, can be viewed here.
Unprecedented pressure on the coal industry has forced shutdowns of mines throughout Appalachia creating an economic hardship in communities that have historically relied on the coal fields. This was shot in one day while working with a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
A Journey Back
Mark Portwood, 25, injured in a car accident, is cared for at home by his mother, Tina, and father, Eugene. The Portwoods struggle to care for him on their own and have fought a constant battle with the health care system for brain-injured patients. “I just want Mark to get the help he needs,” said his mother. “I want him to have the chance to improve.”
Backside of the Track
Kentucky is known for its beautiful thoroughbred race horses, but behind the scenes is a world far removed from the glamour. On the backside, grooms, hot walkers, exercise riders and trainers work seven days a week to keep the track running.
The Angel House
Jerry Tucker and his wife Sandy are founders of the Angel House located in rural Liberty, Ky. The Angel House helps mothers who are serving prison sentences by taking temporary custody of their children and raising them until the mother’s are released, giving the pregnant women alternatives to abortion. Jerry, Sandy, and other Angel House employees take babies to a correctional facility for the children’s weekly visit with their mothers.