Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New York Times: Month 1

This post marks the end of my first month interning in the New York Times' Washington, DC bureau. These past four weeks have been an incredible adventure. I've never been so excited to make pictures, and I've never been more honored to shoot for an outlet as I am for The New York Times. Without the support and encouragement from my editors in nyc, and DC staffers Doug Mills and Stephen Crowley, I wouldn't have made it through my first few days. Its been really humbling to have two such excellent photojournalists take me under their wings and treat me like a staffer right off the bat. Thanks also to all the folks in the DC press corp for sharing their wealth of knowledge and welcoming "the new kid" into their circle. Here are some of my favorite images from month 1:

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on health insurance reform at the White House, Thursday, September 10, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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A US Coast Guard patrol boat maneuvers in the Potomac River near the Pentagon after it was reported that Coast Guard boats fired on another vessel that breached a security perimeter in Washington Friday, September 11, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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President Barack Obama returns a salute as he disembarks Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base, Saturday, September 12, 2009 on his way to Minneapolis, Minn. for an health insurance reform rally. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) holds a press conference outside the Senate chamber Tuesday, September 15, 2009 in Washington. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) President John Sweeney is seen in front of a labor union-themed mural at AFL-CIO headquarters Thursday, September 3, 2009. in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Supporters and well-wishers of the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) gathered to pay their respects as the senator's funeral progression stopped at the United States Capitol before continuing on toward Arlington National Cemetery, Saturday, August 29, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner prepares to testify before the Congressional Oversight Panel on Capitol Hill regarding the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) as "Code Pink" protestors stand behind him, Thursday, September 10, 2009 in Washington. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell throws a pass during the second half of the Redskins home opener against the St. Louis Rams, Sunday, September 20, 2009 at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. The Skins beat the Rams 9-7. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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St. Louis Rams halfback Steven Jackson rushes against the Washington Redskins defense, Sunday, September 20, 2009
at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Supporters and well-wishers of President Barack Obama are seen in front of Air Force One at the Minneapolis International Airport, Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Supporters of health insurance reform await the arrival of President Obama backstage at the Target Center, Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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President Barack Obama gestures onstage at the Target Center during an health insurance reform rally, Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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President Barack Obama addresses supporters onstage at the Target Center during an health insurance reform rally, Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Sporting a shirt which reads "World's Biggest Obama Supporter," seven-foot eight Igor Vovkovinskiy of Rochester, Minn. listens to President Obama's remarks on health insurance reform during a rally at the Target Center, Saturday, September 12, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minn. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Mustafa Salih immigrated from Sudan to the United States in 1991 and has since had trouble obtaining US Citizenship. Salih is seen in Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center Friday, September 4, 2009. in Falls Church, Va. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Republican members of Congress react as President Barack Obama addresses a joint session of Congress regarding his vision for healthcare reform legislation Wednesday, September 9, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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President Barack Obama walks by Marine One towards the Oval Office after returning from the memorial service for Walter Cronkite in New York City, Wednesday, September 9, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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President Barack Obama stands with Paul and Janet Monti, parents of Sgt. First Class Jared Monti of Raynham, Mass. after posthumously awarding their son the Medal of Honor for his actions in combat during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, Thursday, September 17, 2009 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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A portrait of George Washington is seen behind President Barack Obama as he delivers remarks on the European missile defense shield in the Diplomatic room at the White House, Thursday, September 17, 2009 in Washington. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Members of a US Marine Color Guard approach Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery where Sergeant William J. Cahir was laid to rest, Monday, August 31, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Sergeant Cahir was killed in action while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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The flag-draped coffin of Sergeant William J. Cahir arrives at Section 60 of Arlington National Cemetery by caisson, Monday, August 31, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Sergeant Cahir was killed in action while serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)


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Thanks for your prayers and encouraging words, and thanks looking!

**All images copyright The New York Times and Luke Sharrett.**

5 comments:

offtheorange said...

great work, luke. congrats on the first month with successful pictures.
-jared

David W. Smith said...

Great stuff Luke! Keep it up.
dave

PHOTOJOURNALIST ALTON STRUPP said...

Man I really love these. What a great opportunity. Congrats. You deserve it.

Shane A. Noem said...

Loving your DC stuff, how did you get to shoot in the chambers?

Robert Miller said...

Hi Luke, your photographs become more impressive all the time. I wish you the best.
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