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You Witness contributor Jeff Bachner tells the story of following his passion of photography.
My journey to change careers started in November of 2005. My wife had been very ill for about a year. The stress of dealing with that and the everyday pressures of running a high volume luxury automobile dealership became overwhelming and I lost my job. I needed something to help keep my sanity during the remainder of my wife’s recovery.
Daphne Tolis sent in a series of pictures from the riots in Greece, with this one my pick of the bunch for its simple use of three elements to convey the scene: the smoke, the fire extinguisher and the masked riot policeman.
Two hours after the news broke about a military jet crashing into San Diego homes, I received an email to You Witness from Ron Belanger with a link to dramatic photos of the incident. Here is Ron’s account of events.
I was working at home near MCAS Miramar in San Diego mid-day Monday, when I heard the unmistakable “pop… pop…” sound of ejection seats firing nearby but hadn’t heard the jet’s engines. As a retired Navy pilot and aircraft accident investigator I suddenly realized this meant that a pilotless aircraft and ejection seats would soon be coming down. I took cover under my desk then heard a deafening sound as the plane crashed and the house shook violently.
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A Congolese refugee in a tattered baseball cap, worn clothes and blue flip-flops begged me for a cigarette at Kibati, a camp for 65,000 people displaced by fighting in eastern Congo.
I scolded him, saying smoking was bad for his health, as if anything could be worse for your health than living in this conflict-racked corner of Democratic Republic of Congo.
Whether you’re hunting for a bargain, fighting the crowds or seeking out luxury goods, show us where you’re headed this holiday shopping season.
We are inviting citizen photojournalists to send in their best photographs of holiday shopping. If you think your picture tells the story in an innovative way, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cillian Kelly sent in a selection of pictures to You Witness this week as he traveled with Irish troops to Chad. Cillian spent five days in Chad, three of which he stayed with the Irish Defence forces in Camp Ciara, just outside Goz Beida.
With monotones and dust obscuring the background in this frame, the young boy running after Irish troops becomes the sole focal point.