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On Assignment: Arrests in Terror Case for the New York Times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on July 29, 2009 by jeremymlange

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The home of Daniel Patrick Boyd, the alleged ringleader of the group.

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Khalilah Sabra, right, answered questions after reading a statement from Sabrina Boyd. Sabra is the Executive Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom, a advocacy group not associated with the Boyd’s, but wishing to ask for calm until the charges are proven.

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The mosque where Daniel Patrick Boyd was said to have occasionally worshiped.

Chased the breaking news story yesterday for the New York Times about 7 arrests of local men charged “supporting violent jihad” in a federal case .

Not much to shoot, all was rather serene under the circumstances, but more is sure to come out about the charges at tomorrow’s detention hearing.

Read Campbell Robertson’s story here for more details.

New Work:The Death of a Same-Sex Spouse

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 6, 2009 by jeremymlange

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I worked on a story about a same sex couple, Juneann and Pam, a few months ago. They were married (NC does not recognize same sex unions so it was not technically legal) and very much in love when Pam died suddenly leaving June alone and with no legal rights to any say in what happened to Pam after death. It is a sad story of love lost and the right to care for your loved ones denied by the denial of rights to same sex couples, as well as the lack of benefits that would have otherwise gone to the member left behind. In these economic times, the relatively small amount of money could have helped June stay in her home, in which she is now facing eviction.

Read the story here.

On Assignment: Cuban Immigrants in North Carolina

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by jeremymlange

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Tony Asion, the executive director of El Pueblo and a Cuban immigrant who has helped many others settle in North Carolina.

A story I worked with my friend, writer Matt Saldana, on Cuban immigrants and refugges in North Carolina came out on Wedenesday. It was an interesting experience to listen to the stories of those who have ended up here over the last 50 years in all the various waves of Cuban immigration to the US. We spoke to Bay of Pigs veterans, Mariel Boat Lifters and all those in between. We found no no gray areas in the opinions of Castro and his regime, they all hate him and want him out of power, but fight to figure a way to allow relatives to get money from the US without undermining the “blockade” which is kind of a jole anyway. North Carolina alone sends millions of chickens to Cuba every year. Makes you wonder who is really benefiting from the ongoing double standard on Cuba… and lets not even get into¬† “dry foot,wet foot“.

On Assignment: Rocky Mount for the New York Times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by jeremymlange

Photographed a story in Rocky Mount, NC for the New York Times. Due to the downturn in the economy, esp. in Rocky Mount where unemployment has doubled to 14% in the last year, pharmacists at Almand’s Drug Store have been put in the position of helping clients tp pick which of their prescriptions are the most important because they are unable to afford all of them. Most of the folks are on Medicaid or Medicare but the co-pays for some of the drugs are still too high. Story is here, more photos here.

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Traci W. Suber, right, a pharmacist, said customers sometimes wanted her to tell them which of their drugs was most important.

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Clients wait for their prescriptions to be filled.

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The majority of the stores in downtown Rocky Mount have shut down.

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In store advertising offers deals on certain drugs.

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Arlene Birth is a client of the pharmacy.

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Gloria, a store clerk, advises waiting customers.

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Many vacant homes dot the Rocky Mount landscape.

On Assignment: Animazement

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 29, 2009 by jeremymlange

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Got to check out my first Animazement convention last week. Stunning, to say the least. Thousands of folks converged on the Raleigh Convention Center for 3 days of fun and anime. Did the white backdrop hustle, and by the way, setting up a 9ft. seamless in a tiny hallway by yourself is no fun, but the photos were what I had hoped for and it was a lot of fun to talk to the attendess and learn about their costumes and how far they had traveled to be there. A slideshow of 25 of the pics is here. Not my usual approach to a story, but it was also good to keep me on my toes and figure out the logistics of getting it all done outside my usual comfort zone.

New Work: Portraits

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on May 13, 2009 by jeremymlange

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Evan Rachel Wood, Raleigh, NC. 2009.

The previously emabargoed portrait is now released. I was happy with this one. Frequently with people who are photographed often, all they want to give you is their “game face” which can be quite pretty or striking, but tells you little about who they are, or about the reaction you all, the subject and photographer, are having, which is really all you can ask for in a portrait. I got many “nice” portrtaits of Ms. Wood that day, but this one is the only one with here guard down a bit, the in-between moment, and I think, really what got her where she is today. Her performance in the Wrestler is not to be missed.

On the newssstands today in the Triangle.

Down on Main Street

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2009 by jeremymlange

Shot my first movie set the other night. They are filming the film Main Street all over town and the Indy sent me down to get some shots of the set and star Colin Firth. Others folks you might now in the film are: Orlando Bloom, Andrew McCarthy, Ellen Burstyn and Patricia Clarkson. People are understandably uptight around a several million dollar film set, but it was strangely constrictive for no real reason making it hard for me and a colleague to get good shots although the production office invited us to do so. Whatever, it is what is is and you push as hard as you can against it until they get upset and then you back off and know you have done your job.

A few of my favorites:

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