Regina Walker, and her husband, Jerry, with their dog, Trouble, in an R.V. lent to them by a neighbor after a tornado destroyed their mobile home and left them battered, but happy to be alive, outside Rainsville, Ala. Photographed for the New York Times.
A hearse awaits the arrival of the body of Jason H. Estopinal, a 21-year-old Marine from Dallas, GA, who was killed in Afghanistan. Photographed for the Associated Press.
Helen Berry, 91, who was a Navy WAVE in World War II, waits in a 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood for the start of Atlanta's Veterans Day parade.
The night Sen. Barack Obama was elected the first African American president of the United States. "I'm so overcome with joy, pride and relief. I'm just totally overwhelmed," said Kecia Cunningham, who wept at the announcement that Obama had defeated Sen. John McCain.
Supporters cheer the moment Sen. Barack Obama finished the Presidental Oath of Office at a gathering in downtown Atlanta.. Civil Rights Leader Andrew Young, who was a lieutenant to the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., pauses in a moment of prayer the night Sen. Barack Obama was elected the first African American president of the United States.
Army Basic Training, one month after 9/11, at Ft. Benning, GA.
A lone briar is the perfect metaphor for the post-Iraq War life of veteran Shane Parham, who after returning home with PTSD has seen his life fall apart, including drinking, fighting, being arrested, loosing his family, and attempting to commit suicide. Photographed for CNN.com as part of a video project.
Warren Carnell, who is serving "life without parole" for murder, can only imagine a life beyond the walls and thick glass of prison.
Scenes from the historic flooding of Minot, ND in the spring of 2011, due to the rising Souris River, where thousands were chased from their homes. Photographed for the New York Times.
South Georgia farmer Jerald Carter walks through a cotton field, which he had to plow under because it wasn't economically feasible to continue, due to drought.
The omnipresent Barack Obama brand in late 2008.
Voting traffic was slow in Cobb County, Ga., the former congressional district of Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, on Super Tuesday 2012. Photographed for the New York Times.
Paulina Bravo screams "Yes we can" in Spanish during a rally against immigration legistlation held outside the Georgia Capitol. Photographed for the New York Times.
An Egyptian-American protestor shows his support for the people of Egypt and displeasure with former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak during a protest in downtown Atlanta. Photographed for the Associated Press.
The Okefenokee Swamp in spring.
Early morning water aerobics.
The Bahr el Ghazal region of Southern Sudan was the epicenter of a famine in 1998 that threatened over 800,000 people with death. The village of Ajiep, a focus of Western aid, once had a population of under 5,000. But nearly four times as many had gathered around the village in the hope of receiving food.
One mother buries her daughter, while another comforts her emaciated child with motherly love inside a therapeutic feeding center. Therapeutic feeding centers are where children who weight less than 60 percent of their prescribed weight are treated.
April Moses gives her two-week-old son, Alex, a kiss at the Red Cross shelter in Minot, ND after being forced from her home due to the rising Souris River. Photographed for the New York Times.
Brean Hancock, 18, the youngest member of the Dublin unit of the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Combat Team, is hugged by her mother in a final "goodbye" prior to leaving for duty in Iraq. Hancock made a point not to cry, saying she needed to be strong for her mom.
Slow dancing during a high school prom in Marietta, GA.
Scenes from the Echo Project Music Festival.
New members of the CDC's Epidemic Inteligence Service (EIS) go through bioterrorism training at the Center for Domestic Prepardness facility at Ft. McClellan outside Anniston, AL.
The pecan harvest in middle Georgia. Photographed for the New York Times.
Tony Foresta, steals a quick smoke, before heading back to work as a server at a pub in downtown Decatur, GA.
Howard “Curly” Borders, 70, enjoys a good read inside the 90-year-old Pinehurst, GA. home that he and his wife restored.
Seven-year-old Courtney Carter enjoys riding shotgun with her dad, Joel Carter, but says it often puts her to sleep. As an infant, if Courtney had trouble sleeping at night, Joel would often take her for a tractor ride to lull her to sleep. Joel is a fourth-generation farmer who farms approximately 2000 acres in south Georgia.
Billionaire, philanthropist, and media mogul Ted Turner gets visual assistance from his longtime adviser, Taylor Glover, while fly-fishing the Soque River in North Georgia.
The funeral of Coretta Scott King, wife of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who died at the age of 78. On the day of her funeral service more than 14,000 gathered to honor the civil rights leader.
The singing of civil rights songs passed the time as people waited in line to view her body inside the rotunda of Georgia's State Capitol.
Vietnam veteran Larry Preston wipes away a tear while taking the in "The Moving Wall," a 252-foot replica of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington D.C.
Art lovers take in work on loan from the Musée du Louvre in Paris, as part of a three-year collaboration between Atlanta's High Museum and the famous French museum.
Hot Krispy Kreme donuts.
Atlanta's intown Edgewood neighborhood, where things are looking up. Photographed for the New York Times.
A world record blue marlin is paraded down the street during relocation of The Fish Hawk, a fly fishing shop in metro Atlanta.