Archive for July, 2010

Harry The Cat

This morning my family said goodbye to Harry The Cat [July 1998-July 2010].

Harry came into my life in early 1999 via the Humane Society of Gallatin Valley in Bozeman, Mont. At the time I was single and working as the city reporter for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. Over the years Harry was contraband in more apartments and hotels than I would care to own up to. He bit my boyfriend [now husband] when I was in Scotland for a summer photography workshop. He hated car rides and loved eating spider plants. He was particular, sometimes annoying and purred loudly. I miss him.

Rest+Eat

Chomp

Paw

Watching

The two photographs below were taken with black and white film when I was a graduate student at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Harry and the Bird

Harry in Ohio

Women's Way

North Dakota is home to more than its share of beautiful women. Throughout the month of May I had the good fortune to meet and photograph 19 women who are participants in or advocates for a breast and cervical cancer early detection program called Women’s Way. The North Dakota program, which is under the auspices of the state’s Department of Health, has helped provide nearly 11,000 screening services since its inception in 1997. Nationally, there are more than 60 similar programs.

The portraits and accompanying stories – written by colleague Kimberly Cowden – are featured in a 19-month calendar, which has been distributed around the state in recent weeks. A total of 7,000 copies were printed.

In my view, the finished piece serves as a testament to the value of Women’s Way and its broad reach. I am grateful to Reach Partners, who skillfully managed the project and coordinated my travel schedule. I also remain inspired by the woman featured in the calendar. You are all uniquely beautiful.

To view a few photographs from my travels around the state, feel free to peruse previous journal entries North Dakota Road Trip [Part I] and North Dakota Road Trip [Part II]. I have one more batch of roadside attraction and related photos to share. North Dakota Road Trip [Part III] will be coming soon.

Meanwhile, enjoy a selection of photographs from the Women’s Way calendar project.

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way

Women's Way