Monday, December 15, 2008

Master's project finished - web address below

http://amyrymer.com/epj/amywebsite/remittances.html

My master's project is finished, and here's the link. I did a video story about a Salvadoran mother sending money to her kids in El Salvador. I spent time with the mother in Maryland and her kids in El Salvador. And I also did a graphic that shows information about remittances in the region. Remittances refers to the money sent from immigrants back to their home countries.

Friday, July 18, 2008

International Youth Finals Rodeo - July 15, 2008

Made these photos on Tuesday in Shawnee, about 45 minutes east from Oklahoma City. Lots of fun. Best part is climbing up on the gates and tromping through horse poo.













Sunday, June 15, 2008

Oklahoma City

Here are a few pictures from my first two weeks in OKC. I honestly think the highlight so far was the "young at heart" prom for seniors on Friday. Everyone, including the volunteer police officers and others, were having so much fun.




Firefighters demonstrate the skid pads on a truck that helps drivers practice in dangerous, and normal, conditions.



Junior golf tournament



Minor league baseball. A run at home plate and two players talking in the dugout while two fans make themselves into hamburgers on the field in between innings.



Jet ski tricks and one of the activities for kids to write to the Navy man in the scuba suit at Riverfest.



Native American men and boys at the Red Earth Festival parade held annually in OKC. People come from all over North America to compete in dancing, art, and music.






At a prosthetics company just across the freeway from The Oklahoman. This was probably the coolest assignment so far in terms of the incredible technology and precision that goes into making each piece to fit the individual's needs. And it seemed like such a fun working environment. This man was putting the last toenail onto the foot for a female client. Another man was putting a tattoo on a female foot, and others were in various stages of applying skin color or hair and other incredible details.


These two men were part of a larger group competing in archery at the Endeavor Games here in OKC for people with disabilities. This was my first assignment, and it was a simple reminder of how much fun this job can be. They were all really friendly and having a good time.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Red Earth Festival - Oklahoma City, OK

here is a video I did this weekend about the Red Earth festival. video

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

New Joselin photos

I went to Joselin's junior high school to see her in an english class with a teacher she likes (partly because the teacher can speak spanish to explain things). Then, she went to lunch with her friends, which they spent hiding in the bathroom because although the lunch period is the same for all the students, there is an A and B lunch. So these three were supposed to be in different places but were chatting in the bathroom to be together.










Sunday, February 17, 2008

Joselin





This is Joselin. She wasn't feeling well today when I had planned to photograph her, but I still went over this morning to talk.

Monday, February 11, 2008

One day picture story - pretest













Here are some photos of picking up deer and filling potholes while going around with some employees at the Missouri Department of Transportation last week.