The big news this week was that Rhode Island Congressman James Langevin will not be running for office again. Journal photographers have followed his career when he first started in state government before leaving for Washington. Former Journal staffer Connie Grosch, who had a bit of a specialty in covering government, made a nice portrait of him in our studio, that I always liked.
One uplifting story this week was by reporter Linda Borg, about a high-school student from Turkey who now lives in East Providence. One of my jobs, which is often quite fun, is to call and arrange photo coverage of the people we are featuring in stories. When I called Dilara Ozedmir, she was a delight to speak with and even had a good suggestion on where to take her picture. She speaks multiple languages and obviously has a bright future. Journal photographer Kris Craig made a vibrant portrait of her.
Our local columnist Mark Patinkin has a story in today’s Sunday Journal about people who have moved to, and love living in Rhode Island. With the resurgence of omicron, we are once again photographing many people outdoors. But that was the perfect place to picture the couples who agreed to be part of our story.
And lastly, now that the Patriots are done for the year, we thankfully have our beloved college basketball teams to cheer on. Both Kris and photographers David DelPoio and Glenn Osmundson have been on the sidelines shooting great pictures for print and online use at providencejournal.com.
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Stay safe and have a good week.
Director of Photography
The Providence Journal
This article originally appeared on The Providence Journal: Photo newsletter: people that are happy to be in Rhode Island