Congratulations to Jon Foster for winning 1st Place and Advisor’s Pick and to Max Hautaniemi for winning 2nd place this week!
Spires of light from hydraulic fracturing wells dwarf the steeple of East Point Church near Liberty, PA early on the morning of January 18, 2013. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is a natural gas drilling process that involves boring to depths of a mile or more, turning the well shaft horizontally and drilling the body of the well, then pumping it with high pressure fluids which split the rock, releasing higher quantities of natural gas than what is available with conventional drilling. Crews have been working around the clock to put gas wells online in the Marcellus Shale, even in below freezing temperatures, as Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry booms. Fracking, due to health and safety concerns, was under moratorium in New York and New Jersey with some local municipalities passing individual bans that prohibit the process. photo by: Jon Foster
Rey Palacios feeds hose to Antoine Brady at a suspected arson in the parking lot of the UAW off Dewey Avenue just after midnight on the morning of January 24th 2013 in Rochester, NY. photo by: Max Hautaniemi
Rev. Carl Tinsley pauses at the spot where he first heard the news of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination on April 4, 1968. Tinsley was named the Roanoke Citizen of the Year for his involvement in the community and his activism with the civil rights movement.
January 19, 2013, Roanoke, VA. photo by: Jon Foster