a photoblog by ben fredman

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Week 6

Soldier Killed in Iraq
This was a tough assignment. Basically, I had to take pictures of a fallen soldier's father and fiancee while a reporter interviewed them. We all felt it was too soon to set up portraits. It was tough because it is a sensitive and heartbreaking atmosphere, an extremely important story, but hard visually. I had some talking-head-interview pictures, but I was looking for more telling moments. It ran well as A1 with headline "He was proud to be a Marine." The family was pleased with the coverage. The funeral is sometime next week...

Volleyball. No lights allowed! Top one was match point of championship game.

Feature on Special Education

Favorite from feature on YMCA facilities

Auction aboard LST-393 ship

Spot News...always listening to that scanner...

Enterprise: Drag Preparation...stopped by this for a bit between assignments.



I am a freelance photographer and educator specializing in documentary, editorial and travel photography based in St. Petersburg FL.
All Images © Ben Fredman, The Free Lance-Star, The Dallas Morning News, The Star-Ledger, The Muskegon Chronicle and The Post Register.