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Craig Pindell

Photo Journalism

     Many years ago, I thought that photo journalism would be a part time career that would be the perfect fit for me.  At the time I owned a struggling portrait studio, and the editor of the local newspaper needed photos.  How hard could it be?  The paper was a weekly, and they covered the cost of the film and developing, but I certainly never saw a profit.

     Even though I didn't make money, I did enjoy the work.  Eventually I was able to work for a daily paper, Associated Press, United Press International, a few magazines and a few advertising agencies.  Even though I was fortunate to be able to find work, I never found a photo journalism job that paid as much as being a welder. 

      The photo journalism career only lasted a few years, but I wanted to share a few of the images I liked from that time.

 

 

Dan Cheser, Spotted Horse, Wyoming

 

   

Mudwrestler, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

Bus Crash with fatalities, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

Peacekeeper Missile Training Silo

 

 

 

 

 

Chuckwagon Race At Sunset, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

During a blizzard, Associated Press called requesting a photo of the "weather".  I convinced my Mother to bundle up and stand on her front sidewalk for this photo of a hardy soul braving the snow.

 

 

 

 

 

When the Editor says we need a pic of the big flag at the Capitol

Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

Senator Alan Simpson, being Al

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Chuckwagon Race, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injured Cowboy leaving the care center, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

   

 Images for an article about the closing of an amusement park

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

Chuckwagon, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Wyoming Governor Mike Sullivan

 

 

 

 

  

 

   
 

Images from the Rocky Mountain College Press Association

 photography contest when I was in Photo J school.

I won the spot news contest. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

US President Gerald Ford, Laramie, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

Cowboy in slicker, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

Gun control hearing, Pinedale, Wyoming

The NRA and the national media inundated the small town.

The local townspeople lightened the mood. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Steam Engine leaving the yard, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

  

Tip of a nuclear Peacekeeper Missile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bullfighter moving in to save a cowboy, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

Splashdown! Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wyoming State Senate Chambers. Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

The Staredown. Wild horse race, Cheyenne Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steer Wrestler, Cheyenne, Wyoming

 

 

 

 

 

  

The Takedown, Cheyenne, Wyoming 

  

     

 

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