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  • Sherry Chen, a hydrologist for the National Weather Service, was arrested last year and accused of being a Chinese spy. 

    “She was arrested and led in handcuffs past her co-workers to a federal courthouse 40 miles away in Dayton, where she was told she faced 25 years in prison and $1 million in fines. Her life went into a tailspin. She was suspended without pay from her job, and her family in China had to scramble for money to pay for her legal defense. Friends and co-workers said they were afraid to visit. Television news trucks parked outside her house, waiting to spot a foreign spy hiding in plain sight in suburban Wilmington, population 12,500.“I could not sleep,” Mrs. Chen said in a recent interview. “I could not eat. I did nothing but cry for days.”’

    Five months later, prosecutors dropped all charges without explanation. 

    Read this troubling story here. 

  • I recently spent the afternoon with Governor John Kasich for The New York Times.  You can read the story here. 

  • I photographed Jeffrey Bridge for The New York Times. He researches suicide in children between the ages of 5-11 and found that the suicide rate for black children has nearly doubled in the last twenty years. Read the story here. 

  • I had a ton of fun exploring back country roads and some pretty fields with the lovely ladies over at Free People Columbus. 

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  • I had the honor of spending the day with Jim Obergefell in Cincinnati recently for The Washington Post. Jim and his husband John married on a medical jet in Maryland while John was suffering from ALS. “It was not a long marriage, just three months and 11 days — the time it took his husband, John Arthur, to struggle to say “I thee wed” and then die from ALS. Now their union, and the 20-year relationship that preceded it, is at the center of Obergefell v. Hodges, the title case of four appeals the Supreme Court will hear this month to decide whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry. For Obergefell, the case is simply about that tricky-to-pronounce name: He wants it on Arthur’s death certificate as the surviving spouse, an idea the state of Ohio, where same-sex marriage is illegal, opposes. Should Obergefell win, history books will likely take a more expansive view of his quest.”

    If you get a chance, read this beautiful story by Michael Rosenwald here. 

  • echosight:

    “But there are moments, walking, when I catch a glimpse of myself in the window glass, say, the window of the corner video store, and I’m gripped by a cherishing so deep
    for my own blowing hair, chapped face, and unbuttoned coat that I’m speechless:
    I am living. I remember you.” This concludes our interpretation of Marie Howe’s poem, “What The Living Do”. Thank you #echosight for having us and all y’all for following along! Continue following @annieflanagan in New Orleans and @maddiemcgarvey in Ohio. #doubleexposure #montage #columbus #ohio #neworleans

  • echosight:

    “Johnny, the kitchen sink has been clogged for days, some utensil probably fell down there.
    And the Drano won’t work but smells dangerous, and the crusty dishes have piled up” / This week we will be visually interpreting Marie Howe’s poem, “What The Living Do” bit by bit. This is an #echosight collaboration between @annieflanagan in New Orleans and @maddiemcgarvey in Ohio. #doubleexposure #montage #columbus #ohio #neworleans #birds #swim #mariehowe

  • echosight:

    Hello! This is @annieflanagan in New Orleans and @maddiemcgarvey in Columbus, Ohio sharing our intersecting imaginations with y’all. We are two photographers and filmmakers who are compulsive and curious with our art and are excited to share it with you! Thank you so much for following along! #maddiemcgarvey #annieflanagan #incrediblemaniacs #neworleans #columbus #ohio #echosight #doubleexposure #montage #multiexposure #collab #blend