Sunday, December 7, 2014
Below are a handful of photographs I made during Bloomberg News assignments earlier in the year. My travels took me to farms, distilleries, breweries, and grocery stores to name a few. It's always a fun time learning where things come from. Here's Part One.
A Hampshire pig belonging to organic farmer Will Meurer of Wholesome Living Farm is pictured in its pen at an old dairy farm in Winchester, Kentucky, U.S. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014. Meurer raises organic chickens, hogs, and grass fed beef to sell to local restaurants. Luke Sharrett for Bloomberg
Monday, December 1, 2014
As the Pentagon continues to withdraw combat forces from Afghanistan, Kentucky's two major Army Posts have seen thousands of troops return home to their friends and families. Over the past year I've been able to cover a handful of military homecomings for Getty Images at both Fort Knox and Fort Campbell. While most homecoming ceremonies follow the same script, witnessing all of the smiles, tears, and hugs between reunited families never get old.
Sgt. John Tejeda of the U.S. Army's Battery B, 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, embraces his wife Yahaira Tejeda following a homecoming ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky. on Friday, March 21, 2014. About 60 soldiers returned to Fort Campbell after a nine-month combat deployment providing artillery and mortar support for coalition forces in Afghanistan. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to tour the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery in Clermont, Ky. for Getty Images. The smell of sour mash permeates the manicured distillery grounds and the vintage architecture is a wonderful compliment to a distilling process that has not changed in a hundred years.
Barrels of Knob Creek Single Barrel Bourbon sit on a flatbed truck after being drained at the Jim Beam Bourbon Distillery on Monday, January 13, 2014 in Clermont, Ky. Japanese company Suntory Holdings acquired Beam Inc. for $13.6 Billion in a deal announced Monday. Beam is the owner of Jim Beam and Maker's Mark bourbon brands and was purchased at $83.50 per share. (Photo by Luke Sharrett/Getty Images)
This month I made my annual pilgrimage to Section 60 at Arlington National Cemetery. With my wife and our boy Truman in tow, we walked through the cemetery on Veterans day with our good friends Lindsey and Tony, both veterans themselves. We paid a visit to the grave of my cousin Dave, the men of Extortion 17, and the rest of the dead from our most recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. I spent about two hours strolling through the headstones. Reflecting. Remembering. Trying to reconcile the feelings of sorrow and pride inside me. Thank you for looking and honoring the lives of these men and women. See also, Part One and Part Two of this series.
SGT Aaron Xavier Wittman
Army - January 10, 2013 - Afghanistan
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