Author: Anne

“Dear President Obama, it held on as long as it could”

“Dear President Obama, it held on as long as it could”

Dear President Obama, I wanted to explain to you why I did what I did. I’m afraid I had to take your ’08 bumper sticker off my car. Actually, it was starting to fall off. It’s not like I washed my car very often so it didn’t really get disturbed much. Plus I park my car in a garage so […]

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#PinkOut Day – Supporting Planned Parenthood isn’t just political and it’s not just for liberals & progressives

#PinkOut Day – Supporting Planned Parenthood isn’t just political and it’s not just for liberals & progressives

When we first moved to Dexter, Michigan nine years ago, among other important things like finding a new doctor and a veterinarian for my pets, I needed to find a new hair stylist. I set out to a salon one day that was recommended to me by a person I knew in the area. I was greeted in the lobby […]

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[PHOTOS] #BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots Nation through the eyes of a photographer.

[PHOTOS] #BlackLivesMatter protest at Netroots Nation through the eyes of a photographer.

Processing… I’m processing the protest. I’m processing the articles written about the protest. I’m processing comments people are leaving about the protest. I’m processing how prevalent racism still is, even in the progressive community. And I’m processing my photographs. As I go through the hundreds of images I took during the presidential candidate town hall protest at Netroots Nation on […]

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“Joy” – June 26, 2015 (PHOTOS)

“Joy” – June 26, 2015 (PHOTOS)

The following images were captured at the Braun Court Decision Day celebration in Ann Arbor on June 26, 2015. The celebrants were joined by SCOTUS marriage equality plaintiffs April DeBoer and Jayne Rowse and their Michigan legal team. It was a day of pure joy. Jayne and April take a break from recording interviews The poetry that concluded SCOTUS Justice […]

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(PHOTOS) President Obama brings #minimumwage populism and campaign-style energy to Ann Arbor

(PHOTOS) President Obama brings #minimumwage populism and campaign-style energy to Ann Arbor

President Obama came to Ann Arbor, Michigan yesterday to promote raising the national minimum wage to $10.10. His speach was full of energy and populism and had the crowd of around 1,400 on their feet and energized for the entire 35 minutes. Chris and I were there to record it. Before I came here today, I stopped at Zingerman’s, which […]

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More than just security for your family, a marriage license gives same-sex couples a feeling of legitimacy.

More than just security for your family, a marriage license gives same-sex couples a feeling of legitimacy.

“We are changing the world today.” “I feel like I can breath now,” Diane VanDorn told me on Sunday after being married to her partner Connie Greer on Saturday at the Washtenaw County Clerk’s office in Ann Arbor. Diane and Connie were one of the first of 300 same-sex couples that were married in Michigan that day. Diane and Connie, […]

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PHOTO ESSAY: New York City – An unforgettable day, an unforgettable city

PHOTO ESSAY: New York City – An unforgettable day, an unforgettable city

Twelve years ago I was living in St. Louis working for the St. Louis Post Dispatch. I was single with two dogs and a parrot, and spent my free time going to bars and listening to music and watching sporting events with family and friends. I hadn’t even met Chris at that point. Now, 12 years later I work for […]

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The day Detroit went bankrupt: A photographer’s story.

The day Detroit went bankrupt: A photographer’s story.

“Like the phoenix, Detroit WILL rise again” – Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm I had a meeting yesterday with a client looking for current photographs to reflect their growing business, with its many new employees and in its new location only 10 miles north on Woodward Avenue from downtown Detroit. This client was a good 50-minute drive away from where […]

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ECLECTAGRAPHIC: Texas hypocrisy

ECLECTAGRAPHIC: Texas hypocrisy

GOPocrisy in its purest form

Busy day in Texas yesterday and Governor Rick Perry’s unadulterated hypocrisy was in full display.

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ECLECTAGRAPHIC: Women of Texas will NOT be bullied! #SB5 #TXlege

ECLECTAGRAPHIC: Women of Texas will NOT be bullied! #SB5 #TXlege

Ms. Davis Goes to Washington

In honor of Texas Democratic Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster of anti-woman, anti-choice SB 5 being rammed through by Republicans in the Texas legislature:


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Yeah, that’s a panhandle.

Get all the news you need to know about Senator Davis’s 13-hour talking filibuster at the Burnt Orange Report. They’re killing it.

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Eclectablog’s Person of The Year: Barack Obama

Eclectablog’s Person of The Year: Barack Obama

OK, that’s Time magazine’s thing. But we totally agree. I’m no Pete Souza and I didn’t have 48 hours with the President, but I do have a few photos and a story to share. Over the last four years I have had the privilege of photographing Barack Obama many times and, as I tell my story, I will include a […]

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