Marie Gluesenkamp-Perez campaign and I-5 Bridge replacement, for the New York Times


VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) in her district office in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. The Interstate 5 bridge stretches over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., (in the distance) and Portland, Oreg., seen here from Portland, Oregon, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) was part of the congressional delegation that secured approximately $600 million in federal funds as part of the estimated $6 billion cost to replace the drawbridge. During meetings with constituents the next day, Gluesenkamp Perez expressed astonishment that a single large yacht could completely stop traffic on the bridge and said that she hopes the replacement will be able to make opening of the draw bridge less frequent. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
STABLER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (center foreground with black jacket and black hat) tours the Wind River Administrative Site with stakeholders involved in the project in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Stabler, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. The Wind River site was a former US Forest Service nursery used for replanting forests and was transferred to Skamania County with the Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act, a congressional act supported by Gluesenkamp Perez. The site includes more than 20 buildings, some of which have already been rebuilt to be rented out as a vacation homes. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
STABLER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (center) looks at progress of the rebuilding of the temporary visitor center of the Wind River Administrative Site in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Stabler, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. The Wind River site was a former US Forest Service nursery used for replanting forests and was transferred to Skamania County with the Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act, a congressional act supported by Gluesenkamp Perez. The site includes more than 20 buildings, some of which have already been rebuilt to be rented out as a vacation homes. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times

For the New York Times, I spent a day with Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez as she met with constituents and handled congressional business for Washington’s 3rd Congressional District. Gluesenkamp Perez, a Democrat, won the 2020 congressional race by the slimmest of margins and now represents one of the reddest districts in the US.

She told a crowd at an evening fundraiser in Washougal that she thinks she holds the record for most successful amendments by a freshman representative and touted other successes including receiving $600 million in federal money to replace the aging I-5 bridge. But she’s a bit of an outlier among democrats in DC: prior to her election to Congress, she ran an auto repair shop with her husband; she grew up in an Evangelical household and was homeschooled for many years; and she’s one of the youngest members of Congress (born in 1988).

I followed along as she toured a former USDA tree nursery at Wind River that she helped return to the state to develop into a recreation area, went on a ride-along with an EMS crew that covers 1600 square miles in mostly rural Skamania County, met with the Director of the National Weather Service to help replace two destroyed buoys (of three total) at the mouth of the Columbia River; toured the welding shop at Clark College (where she said many of the students would likely be those helping to build the I-5 bridge replacement; she also tried her hand at gas metal arc welding); and then held a fundraiser event at supporters’ home in Washougal.

Thanks again to Lance and Marisa for the assignment!

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. The Interstate 5 bridge stretches over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Oreg., (in the distance) seen here from Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) was part of the congressional delegation that secured approximately $600 million in federal funds as part of the estimated $6 billion cost to replace the drawbridge. During meetings with constituents the next day, Gluesenkamp Perez expressed astonishment that a single large yacht could completely stop traffic on the bridge and said that she hopes the replacement will be able to make opening of the draw bridge less frequent. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
STEVENSON, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (left) and senior advisor Phil Gardner arrive to speak with paramedics at Skamania County EMS & Rescue, a public emergency service provider, in Stevenson, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. A cup of tea rests on the desk of Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) in her district office Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
STEVENSON, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (center) speaks with paramedic captains Mark Miller (left) and Kaitlyn Hildenbrand at Skamania County EMS & Rescue, a public emergency service provider, in Stevenson, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. The captains presented information about medical supply procurement and issues affect response times in the 1600-square mile rural area they serve. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
SKAMANIA COUNTY NEAR CARSON, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (right) speaks with paramedic captain Colin Hozack as she accompanied Skamania County EMS & Rescue, a public emergency service provider, on an emergency call in Skamania County near Carson, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Hozack, who is captain of the operation's medical division, spoke to Gluesenkamp Perez about medical supply procurement and issues affect response times in the 1600-square mile rural area they serve. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
STABLER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (center with black jacket and black hat) tours the Wind River Administrative Site with stakeholders involved in the project in the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Stabler, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. The Wind River site was a former US Forest Service nursery used for replanting forests and was transferred to Skamania County with the Wind River Administrative Site Conveyance Act, a congressional act supported by Gluesenkamp Perez. The site includes more than 20 buildings, some of which have already been rebuilt to be rented out as a vacation homes. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) looks at student welding projects in the shop at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Gluesenkamp Perez owns and operates an automobile repair shop with her husband. When speaking with constituents today both at Clark College and elsewhere, Gluesenkamp Perez emphasized the importance of education in the trades. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. The Interstate 5 bridge stretches over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Oreg., seen here from Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) was part of the congressional delegation that secured approximately $600 million in federal funds as part of the estimated $6 billion cost to replace the drawbridge. During meetings with constituents the next day, Gluesenkamp Perez expressed astonishment that a single large yacht could completely stop traffic on the bridge and said that she hopes the replacement will be able to make opening of the draw bridge less frequent. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (left) speaks with second-year welding student Ada Owens at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Gluesenkamp Perez owns and operates an automobile repair shop with her husband. When speaking with constituents today both at Clark College and elsewhere, Gluesenkamp Perez emphasized the importance of education in the trades. Owens said she enrolled at the school because, "I wanted a career where I felt I was able to make money." CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) looks at a welding cobot (robot that works with a welder) in the shop at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Gluesenkamp Perez owns and operates an automobile repair shop with her husband. When speaking with constituents today both at Clark College and elsewhere, Gluesenkamp Perez emphasized the importance of education in the trades. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. A person welds in the shop at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) toured the shop to learn about how they are training students in the trades. Gluesenkamp Perez owns and operates an automobile repair shop with her husband. When speaking with constituents today both at Clark College and elsewhere, Gluesenkamp Perez emphasized the importance of education in the trades. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (white and black flannel) looks at a student welding project at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Gluesenkamp Perez owns and operates an automobile repair shop with her husband. When speaking with constituents today both at Clark College and elsewhere, Gluesenkamp Perez emphasized the importance of education in the trades. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. The Interstate 5 bridge stretches over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Oreg., (in the distance) seen here from Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) was part of the congressional delegation that secured approximately $600 million in federal funds as part of the estimated $6 billion cost to replace the drawbridge. During meetings with constituents the next day, Gluesenkamp Perez expressed astonishment that a single large yacht could completely stop traffic on the bridge and said that she hopes the replacement will be able to make opening of the draw bridge less frequent. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Challenge coins from constituents' organizations including the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the Vancouver Fire Department, and United Grain Corporation lay on a shelf in the district office of Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
WASHOUGAL, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. A campaign sign for Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) stands in the neighborhood before fundraiser at the home of Jim and Betty Cooper in Washougal, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. In her speech, Gluesenkamp Perez spoke about what it means to be democrat representing one of the reddest districts in the US and spoke about some of her accomplishments in congress including helping to secure $600 million for the replacement of the nearby Interstate 5 bridge connecting Vancouver, Wash., to Portland, Oreg. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
WASHOUGAL, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) greets people before speaking at a fundraiser at the home of Jim and Betty Cooper in Washougal, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. In her speech, Gluesenkamp Perez spoke about what it means to be democrat representing one of the reddest districts in the US and spoke about some of her accomplishments in congress including helping to secure $600 million for the replacement of the nearby Interstate 5 bridge connecting Vancouver, Wash., to Portland, Oreg. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) in her district office in Vancouver, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON - FEB 25, 2024. The Interstate 5 bridge stretches over the Columbia River between Vancouver, Wash., and Portland, Oreg., (distance), seen here from Vancouver, Washington, on Sun., Feb. 25, 2024. Representative Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) was part of the congressional delegation that secured approximately $600 million in federal funds as part of the estimated $6 billion cost to replace the drawbridge. During meetings with constituents the next day, Gluesenkamp Perez expressed astonishment that a single large yacht could completely stop traffic on the bridge and said that she hopes the replacement will be able to make opening of the draw bridge less frequent. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times
WASHOUGAL, WASHINGTON - FEB 26, 2024. An envelope labeled "Marie" lays in a donation box while Representative Gluesenkamp Perez (D, Wash.-3rd) (right) speaks at a fundraiser at the home of Jim and Betty Cooper in Washougal, Washington, on Mon., Feb. 26, 2024. In her speech, Gluesenkamp Perez spoke about what it means to be democrat representing one of the reddest districts in the US and spoke about some of her accomplishments in congress including helping to secure $600 million for the replacement of the nearby Interstate 5 bridge connecting Vancouver, Wash., to Portland, Oreg. CREDIT: M. Scott Brauer for the New York Times

Recent assignment work in the Pacific Northwest


Lord of the Rings Marathon at SIFF Cinema Downtown, for the Seattle Times

People sit in their seats before a 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
A moviegoer receives a printed copy of his ticket from the box office before the 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
Employee Patrick Tolden gets an order of the beloved chocolate popcorn for a customer before the 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
Employee Devin DeGagne (center) takes a customer order at the concession stand before the 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
Popcorn cooks in a popcorn machine at the concession stand before the 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
Maren Custer (center), of Kenmore, Wash., joined others lined up for a 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. Custer said she made most of what she was wearing and it was the first time she attended a marathon film event. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
The SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) is located at the intersection of 4th Ave. and Lenora St. in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.
People sit in their seats before a 9am screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" at the SIFF Cinema Downtown theater (previously known as the Cinerama) in Seattle, Washington, on Sat., Feb. 3, 2024. The screening was part of an all-day marathon of the three extended cuts of the Lord of the Rings trilogy of films. On the screen is an image of actor Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit trilogy, shown during previews and advertisements before the Lord of the Rings screening. The theater for the 9am showing was approximately 75% full and many said that they were planning to attend at least one other of the film screenings later that day.

Criminal charges for worker deaths, for Crosscut / Cascade PBS

Pam Felton (glasses, age 70) and Lucy Felton (yellow hat, age 39) are the mother and sister, respectively, of Harold Felton (seen in the photos they are holding), a construction worker who died in a trench collapse while working in 2016. Six years after the death, Harold Felton's boss was sentenced to 45 days in jail on criminal charges relating to the death, the first time an employer was held criminally liable for a worker death. Pam and Lucy have been part of the push to get Washington's Department of Labor and Industry and King County officials to hold employers accountable for deaths on the job. The pair are seen here in West Seattle, Washington, on Thu., Oct. 26, 2023.
Pam Felton (glasses, age 70) and Lucy Felton (yellow hat, age 39) are the mother and sister, respectively, of Harold Felton, a construction worker who died in a trench collapse while working in 2016. Six years after the death, Harold Felton's boss was sentenced to 45 days in jail on criminal charges relating to the death, the first time an employer was held criminally liable for a worker death. Pam and Lucy have been part of the push to get Washington's Department of Labor and Industry and King County officials to hold employers accountable for deaths on the job. The pair are seen here in West Seattle, Washington, on Thu., Oct. 26, 2023.
Pam Felton (lower hands) and Lucy Felton hold a 1998 photo of their son and brother Harold Felton, a construction worker killed in a trench collapse while working on a construction project in 2016. Six years after the death, Harold Felton's boss was sentenced to 45 days in jail on criminal charges relating to the death, the first time an employer was held criminally liable for a worker death. Pam and Lucy have been part of the push to get Washington's Department of Labor and Industry and King County officials to hold employers accountable for deaths on the job. The pair are seen here in West Seattle, Washington, on Thu., Oct. 26, 2023.

Real estate brokerages leave the National Association of Realtors, for the Wall Street Journal

"House For Sale" and "Reduced Price" signs stand on a street corner in a neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, USA, on Wed., February 14, 2024.
Dave Danforth is the President and Designated Broker of Coldwell Banker Danforth brokerage in Federal Way, Washington, USA, on Wed., Feb. 14, 2024. Danforth has been a member of the National Association of Realtors for the 30 years he has operated this brokerage, but left the organization on Jan. 1, 2024. Danforth says that two-thirds of the 300+ brokers in his brokerage said that their membership in the NAR did not provide value to them. Coldwell Banker Danforth handles commercial, residential, and property management real estate transactions.
A "For Sale" sign stands outside a house for sale in the Harbor Ridge neighborhood in Federal Way, Washington, USA, on Wed., February 14, 2024.
Folders for the Coldwell Banker Danforth brokerage lay on a desk at the brokerage in Federal Way, Washington, USA, on Wed., Feb. 14, 2024. Brokerage president Dave Danforth has been a member of the National Association of Realtors for the 30 years he has operated this brokerage, but left the organization on Jan. 1, 2024. Danforth says that two-thirds of the 300+ brokers in his brokerage said that their membership in the NAR did not provide value to them. Coldwell Banker Danforth handles commercial, residential, and property management real estate transactions.

International Nutritional Sustainable Partners food distribution, for Bloomberg News

Volunteers unload food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg
A volunteer takes food to a vehicle at a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall.
Volunteers unload food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg
Volunteers unload food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall.
A volunteer unloads a crate of yams for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall.
Volunteers bag food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg
Volunteers unload and sort food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg
Volunteers bag food for a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall.
A volunteer loads food into a vehicle at a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall. Photographer: M. Scott Brauer/Bloomberg
Bags of onions waiting to be distributed at a drive-thru fresh food distribution event held by International Nutritional Sustainable Partners in Redmond, Washington, US, on Friday, March 22, 2024. The surge in grocery prices since just before the Covid lockdown has been stunning: up more than 25%, a full 5 percentage points more than consumer prices overall.

Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell's State of the City address, for Crosscut / Cascade PBS

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Mayor Bruce Harrell delivers his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Mayor Bruce Harrell delivers his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Seattle Deputy Mayor Tiffany Washington (right) speaks with City Council member Maritza Rivera before Mayor Bruce Harrell delivers his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Mayor Bruce Harrell waits to be introduced before delivering his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Mayor Bruce Harrell greets people after delivering his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Seattle First Lady Joanne Harrell listens as husband Mayor Bruce Harrell delivers his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - FEB. 20, 2024. Mayor Bruce Harrell leaves the stage after delivering his annual State of the City address at the Museum of History and Industry in Seattle, Washington, on Tue., February 20, 2024.

Boeing coverage for Der Spiegel and others


Retired Boeing engineer for Der Spiegel

Retired Boeing engineer Stan Sorscher poses for a portrait in Mukilteo, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024. Sorscher worked for Boeing for 20 years and also served as an elected official and staff member in the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) professional labor union.

For the German newsweekly magazine Der Spiegel, I photographed retired Boeing engineer Stan Sorscher and the sights around Paine Field near the Boeing Everett Factory.

This was the last of a series of coverage of starting in January with the New York Times’ initial report about an Alaska Airlines flight losing a door plug in the air and continuing through the past couple of months of tumultuous news for the company.

Many of these images are now available for licensing via Redux and Zuma Press.

Tourists watch a Boeing 777-9 (777X) airplane land at Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024.
Retired Boeing engineer Stan Sorscher poses for a portrait at the edge of Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024. Sorscher worked for Boeing for 20 years and also served as an elected official and staff member in the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) professional labor union.
Tourists watch a Boeing 777-9 (777X) airplane taxi after landing at Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024.
Retired Boeing engineer Stan Sorscher poses for a portrait at the edge of Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024. Sorscher worked for Boeing for 20 years and also served as an elected official and staff member in the Society of Professional Engineering Employees in Aerospace (SPEEA) professional labor union.
A Boeing airplane stands parked near the Future of Flight museum at the edge of Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024.

Other recent Boeing coverage - Outside the Renton and Everett Boeing Factories

A mural featuring a Boeing 737-8 is seen on the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA, on Thu., Jan. 25, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company manufactures 737 Max airplanes.
Boeing airplanes stand in various stages of maintenance outside the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA on Tue., March 12, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company's 737 MAX passenger airliners are manufactured.
Razor wire and fences surround a Boeing facility in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Thu., Jan. 25, 2024.
Boeing airplanes stand in various stages of maintenance outside the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA on Tue., March 12, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company's 737 MAX passenger airliners are manufactured.
Boeing airplanes in various stages of maintenance stand at the edge of the runway of Renton Municipal Airport near the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA on Tue., March 12, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company's 737 MAX passenger airliners are manufactured.
An unused aircraft maintenance staircase stands outside the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA on Tue., March 12, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company's 737 MAX passenger airliners are manufactured. The stairs are labeled "Boeing 737."
A tourist holds a Boeing Store shopping bag while watching airplane activity at Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024.
A "private property" sign on the fence outside  Boeing facilities near Paine Field in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Jan. 11, 2024. After an incident with a Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane almost a week ago, the FAA has today announced an investigation into the company and its safety practices.
The Boeing Everett Factory is an airplane assembly facility operated by Boeing in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Jan. 11, 2024. The facility is one of the largest buildings in the world. After an incident with a Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane almost a week ago, the FAA has today announced an investigation into the company and its safety practices.
A technician on a scissor lift works on a Boeing airplane parked outside the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington, USA on Tue., March 12, 2024. The Boeing Renton Factory is where the company's 737 MAX passenger airliners are manufactured.
Tourists watch a Boeing 777-9 (777X) airplane taxi after landing at Paine Field (Snohomish County Airport) near the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Feb. 22, 2024.
A surveillance camera is seen in front of a plane outside the Boeing Future of Flight museum near Paine Field in Everett, Washington, USA, on Thu., Jan. 11, 2024. After an incident with a Boeing 737 Max 9 airplane almost a week ago, the FAA has today announced an investigation into the company and its safety practices.

Recent assignment work around the Pacific Northwest


Grounded Boeing 737 Max 9 planes, for the New York Times

Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 (737-9) airplanes stand on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, on Mon., Jan. 8, 2024. The airplanes were grounded after a "door plug" opened on an Alaska Airlines flight in midair, causing a large hole to open in the fuselage.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 (737-9) airplanes stand on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, on Mon., Jan. 8, 2024. The airplanes were grounded after a "door plug" opened on an Alaska Airlines flight in midair, causing a large hole to open in the fuselage.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 (737-9) airplanes stand on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, on Mon., Jan. 8, 2024. The airplanes were grounded after a "door plug" opened on an Alaska Airlines flight in midair, causing a large hole to open in the fuselage.
Grounded Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 (737-9) airplanes stand on the tarmac at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in SeaTac, Washington, on Mon., Jan. 8, 2024. The airplanes were grounded after a "door plug" opened on an Alaska Airlines flight in midair, causing a large hole to open in the fuselage.

Dental Therapists on the Swinomish Reservation, for the Wall Street Journal

Sarah Chagnon, 34, a Licensed Dental Therapist, provides a filling and preventative dental services, including applying fluoride sealants, for Zoey Squiemphen, 9, of La Conner, Wash., at Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry. Chagnon, who studied to be a dental therapist in Alaska, is licensed by the Swinomish Tribe and also serves as President of the American Dental Therapy Association.
Asiah Gonzalez, 25, a Licensed Dental Therapist, a dental exam on SunnyRay Stirl, 13, of La Conner, Wash., at Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry.
Sarah Chagnon, 34, is a Licensed Dental Therapist at Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry. Chagnon, who studied to be a dental therapist in Alaska, is licensed by the Swinomish Tribe and also serves as President of the American Dental Therapy Association.
Asiah Gonzalez, 25, a Licensed Dental Therapist, a dental exam on SunnyRay Stirl, 13, of La Conner, Wash., at Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry.
Dental tools lay on a table in an operatory at Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. Swinomish Dental Clinic employs Dental Therapists for some levels of dental care. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry.
A view of the Swinomish Dental Clinic  in La Conner, Washington, USA, on Tue., Sept. 19, 2023. Swinomish Dental employs dental therapists for some levels of patient care. A Dental Therapist is a professional classification between Dentist and Dental Hygienist who performs less-complicated dental procedures such as fillings and extractions, freeing up dentists to work on the most complicated procedures needed by a clinic's patients. As of this writing, only 5 states allow Dental Therapists to practice dentistry.

Pro-Palestine protest at the Port of Tacoma, for Bloomberg News

Retired IBM engineer, for MIT Resource Development

David Emmes, who received a Masters from MIT in Mathematics (Course 18) in 1976, is seen here near the Lacey Timberland Library in Lacey, Washington, USA, on Thu., Aug. 3, 2023. Emmes is a retired programmer who worked for IBM for 30 years after graduating from MIT.
David Emmes, who received a Masters from MIT in Mathematics (Course 18) in 1976, is seen here near the Lacey Timberland Library in Lacey, Washington, USA, on Thu., Aug. 3, 2023. Emmes is a retired programmer who worked for IBM for 30 years after graduating from MIT.
David Emmes, who received a Masters from MIT in Mathematics (Course 18) in 1976, is seen here near the Lacey Timberland Library in Lacey, Washington, USA, on Thu., Aug. 3, 2023. Emmes is a retired programmer who worked for IBM for 30 years after graduating from MIT.

Transgender youth clinical care provider, for STAT

Kevin Wang, MD, is the Medical Director of Swedish Health Services' LGBTQIA+ program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, seen here in an exam room at Swedish Family Medicine First Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Fri., Aug. 25, 2023. Wang says that in his role as Medical Director of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish, he provides clinical support and training for other departments and clinical specialties so they can be prepared when they patients who identify as LBTQIA+. He is also involved in training residents in the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine residency program.
A coffee mug with a Black Lives Matter fist and Pride flag design stands on the desk of Kevin Wang, MD, the Medical Director of Swedish Health Services' LGBTQIA+ program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, at Swedish Family Medicine First Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Fri., Aug. 25, 2023. Wang says the mug was designed by a previous program manager of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish and was designed to "honor Black Lives Matter and include the multiple identities our community has."  Wang says that in his role as Medical Director of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish, he provides clinical support and training for other departments and clinical specialties so they can be prepared when they patients who identify as LBTQIA+. He is also involved in training residents in the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine residency program.
Kevin Wang, MD, is the Medical Director of Swedish Health Services' LGBTQIA+ program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, seen here in an exam room at Swedish Family Medicine First Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Fri., Aug. 25, 2023. Wang says that in his role as Medical Director of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish, he provides clinical support and training for other departments and clinical specialties so they can be prepared when they patients who identify as LBTQIA+. He is also involved in training residents in the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine residency program.
Kevin Wang, MD, wears a Pride wristband with his Apple watch at Swedish Family Medicine First Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Fri., Aug. 25, 2023. Wang is the Medical Director of Swedish Health Services' LGBTQIA+ program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. Wang says of the wristband, "It's my favorite; it's the most comfortable."  Wang says that in his role as Medical Director of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish, he provides clinical support and training for other departments and clinical specialties so they can be prepared when they patients who identify as LBTQIA+. He is also involved in training residents in the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine residency program.
Kevin Wang, MD, is the Medical Director of Swedish Health Services' LGBTQIA+ program and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, seen here near his office at Swedish Family Medicine First Hill in Seattle, Washington, USA, on Fri., Aug. 25, 2023. Wang says that in his role as Medical Director of the LGBTQIA+ program at Swedish, he provides clinical support and training for other departments and clinical specialties so they can be prepared when they patients who identify as LBTQIA+. He is also involved in training residents in the Swedish First Hill Family Medicine residency program.

Amazon's Project Kuiper, for Bloomberg News

Nima Mahanfar, Director of Antenna Development for Amazon's Project Kuiper, is seen inside an anechoic chamber used for testing antennas in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023. The chamber, which is designed to minimize interference while testing antennas, holds an antenna on the circular metal platform and sends and receives signals from the large arc above the testing platform.
MiMi Aung, Director of Technical Program Management for Amazon's Project Kuiper, is seen with large vacuum chambers used to test satellite propulsion systems in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023.
Nima Mahanfar, Director of Antenna Development for Amazon's Project Kuiper, is seen inside an anechoic chamber used for testing antennas in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023. The chamber, which is designed to minimize interference while testing antennas, holds an antenna on the circular metal platform and sends and receives signals from the large arc above the testing platform.
Rajeev Badyal, Vice President of Technology at Amazon's Project Kuiper, is seen inside an anechoic chamber used for testing antennas in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023. The chamber, which is designed to minimize interference while testing antennas, holds an antenna on the circular metal platform and sends and receives signals from the large arc above the testing platform.
Yonina DeKeyser, Head of Mission Operations for Amazon's Project Kuiper, is seen with large vacuum chambers used to test satellite propulsion systems in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023.
A view inside the anechoic chamber used for testing antennas in Amazon's Project Kuiper's research and development facility in Redmond, Washington, USA, on Wed., Dec. 6, 2023. The chamber, which is designed to minimize interference while testing antennas, holds an antenna on the circular metal platform and sends and receives signals from the large arc above the testing platform.

Prime Air’s new MK30 drone, for Amazon


The new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.

For Amazon, I photographed the then-secret MK30 Prime Air delivery drone. The latest development in the company’s drone delivery technology was unveiled a week later at their annual Delivering the Future event at a warehouse and lab facility south of Seattle. 

Thanks to Lucas for the call, my first shoot for the company!

A sign on the front door reading "Robotics" at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.
The new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.
Propellers (white) and motors (gray with ridges) on the new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023. The drone has 6 propellers and motors.
The new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.
Black rectangular radar and circular object avoidance cameras are seen on the front of the new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.
The new MK30 Prime Air drone at the BFI1 Amazon Fulfillment Center in Sumner, Washington, USA, on Wed., Oct. 11, 2023.