Sunday, January 31, 2010

New York Times: January

First blog post of 2010! Below are some of my favorite shots from the beginning of the year, as well as a project I worked on to coincide with the 1-year anniversary of President Barack Obama's Inauguration. You can see the whole thing on the NYTimes Lens Blog: Showcase: Same Time, Last Year

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Last year (Left) Union Station was so crowded on the day before the Inauguration that it was under the eye of the National Guard. This year (Right) not so much.



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Last year, the mall was lined with 5,000 portable toilets.
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Last year there were about 130 tons of refuse on the streets after the celebration.
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Last year, the Capitol was readied to serve as the backdrop for the inaugural ceremony the next day.
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Last year, full-scale cardboard cut-outs of President Obama could be seen all over the streets.



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President Barack Obama walks the Rose Garden Colonnade at the White House after returning with First Lady Michelle Obama from the funeral of Vice President Joseph R. Biden's mother, Jean Biden, Tuesday, January 12, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks in the Diplomatic Room of the White House with Vice President Joseph R. Biden on the catastrophic earthquake in the Caribbean nation of Haiti, Wednesday, January 13, 2010. The President expressed sympathy for the victims of the 7.0-magnitude earthquake and announced American support and relief to Haiti. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Sasha Obama runs ahead of her parents, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, to catch up with her sister Malia as they return from their Christmas vacation in Hawaii to the South Lawn of the White House via Marine One, Monday, January 4, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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President Barack Obama held a press conference with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush regarding disaster relief and fundraising for Haiti in the White House Rose Garden Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Richard Flegler, a 20 year member of Vermont Avenue Baptist Church, raises his hands in worship during a gospel hymn as President Barack Obama looks on before delivering remarks on Martin Luther King Jr. during morning services, Sunday, January 17, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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President Barack Obama's motorcade zooms down New York Avenue on Martin Luther King Day in Washington, D.C.

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Neighborhood men are seen outside a convenience store as President Barack Obama's motorcade passes by on Martin Luther King Day.

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Secret Service agents keep watch atop a building in Northeast Washington, D.C.

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President Barack Obama shakes hands with a handicapped individual while serving lunch to the homeless and disadvantaged at So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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President Barack Obama's limousine idles outside as he and his family serve lunch to the homeless and the disadvantaged at So Others Might Eat, a soup kitchen in Northwest Washington, D.C. on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, January 18, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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A Secret Service Counter-Assault Team (CAT) is seen in the basement of the Kennedy Center as President Barack Obama and his family attended the Let Freedom Ring concert upstairs. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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The Washington Monument is seen as President Barack Obama's motorcade makes its way back to the White House from the Kenneduy Center.

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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the humanitarian work of former NBA star Dikembe Mutombo at the Let Freedom Ring concert at the Kennedy Center, Monday, January 18, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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President Barack Obama departs Andrews Air Force Base to campaign for Democratic Senatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Massachusetts. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke leaves the Capitol after meeting with Senator Richard Durbin on Capitol Hill, Monday, January 24, 2010 (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform regarding the collapse and bailout of Insurance company AIG on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, January 27, 2010 (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Republican Senators including John Cornyn (R-Tex.) at middle, are seen at a press conference following the Republican Policy Luncheon on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, January 26, 2010 (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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The official portraits of President Barack Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Nepolitano hang on the wall at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Thursday, December 30, 2009.(Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Officials displayed new imaging technologies for airport security screening at the TSA Systems Integration Facility at Ronald Reagan National Airport, Thursday, December 30, 2009.(Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

I was very blessed to get a great assignment down at Fort Eustis in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia. Here's the full slideshow: Simulating Danger

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Major Michael Dolge, a combat veteran of both Iraq and Afghanistan, acts as the vehicle commander of an up-armored Humvee during the Improvised Explosive Device Battle Drill (IEDBD) simulator at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Va. Thursday, January 7, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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The Improvised Explosive Device Battle Drill (IEDBD) simulator is seen after being hit by a simulated IED explosion during an exercise at Fort Eustis in Newport News, Va. Thursday, January 7, 2010. Trainees inside the up-armored Humvee who fail to identify insurgent threats and IED's are treated to a simulated explosion of up to 4G's of force and 60 degrees of movement. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Human Terrain Systems team member Master Sergeant Terry Constantine is seen wearing special 3D glasses inside a 3D environment simulator at the Joint Training Counter-IED Operations Integration Center (JTCOIC) near Fort Monroe, Va. Thursday, January 7, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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T-shirts were for sale to Anti-Abortion and Pro-Life protestors who demonstrated against Abortion and Roe v. Wade during the 2010 March for Life by marching from the National Mall to the Supreme Court of the United States, Friday, January 22, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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A handful of Pro-Abortion and Pro-Choice protestors from the National Organization for Women (NOW) demonstrated against Anti-Abortion and Pro-Life demonstrators during the 2010 March for Life in front of the Supreme Court of the United States, Friday, January 22, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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U.S. Army Ranger Major Pat Work is pictured outside the officers club on Fort Myer, Thursday, December 31, 2009 near Arlington, Va. Major Work served three tours in Afghanistan from 2002-2005 and lead troops into battle during "Operation Redwing." (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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The vandalized remains of promotional photos once picturing suspended Washington Wizards Guard Gilbert Arenas are seen on a Verizon Center window in Washington, D.C., Friday, January 8, 2010. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Washington Wizards guard Nick Young jumps for a rebound during the Wizards' game against the Sacramento Kings at home in the Verizon Center, Saturday, January 16, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Pierre Garcon rushes during the American Football Conference (AFC) Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Sunday, January 24, 2010. The Colts beat the Jets 30-17. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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Laverne Crumpler, sporting "2010" glasses for New Years Eve, gets a boot shine at Amtrak's Union Station in Washington, D.C. after riding Amtrak from New York City, Thursday, December 31, 2009. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

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The CSX trash train passes through downtown Washington, DC.

Thanks for looking!!!

**All photos copyright Luke Sharrett & The New York Times**

2 comments:

Clifton Gibbons said...

I really love the picture of the lone plane, very cool. Also rockin' Colts picture - they've been my favorite team since I was a kid.

KENT said...

great work as always good sir.