Ash Ponders in the NYT for Covid Survivors

Scarred by Covid, Survivors and Victims’ Families Aim to Be a Political Force

Quick turn around assignment to grab a portrait of Tara Krebbs, summer days had been getting pretty swelter-some, so Tara and I agreed to do this one at the crack of dawn, just a tad past 5am.

They paired that portrait with another photo I did back in October, and led the whole story off with a great image from Gabriella Angotti-Jones. Love when my photos get to hang out with photos made by my friends.

Ash Ponders in the WSJ for Skills Mismatch

Job Openings Are at Record Highs. Why Aren’t Unemployed Americans Filling Them?

Always a delight to make photos on horse ranches. This one was very straight forward. I definitely arrived too early and made too many photos, but that’s just who I am as a photographer. I made several images I actively like, and that’s not nothing! 

Natalie Behring did all the anchor images for this story and I think they’re lovely. I am glad I got to help out with the Arizona angles.

Ash Ponders in NYT for Heat

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins

Man it’s a hot one. In fact it was like three hot ones on this assignment. Got a request at 8am to get out there. Stayed out from in the record setting heat until 8pm looking for features, no real idea other than “show the heat.” Thankfully the sunset was totally apocalyptic. Weird thing to say.

PS: Made it to A1 in the International edition of the New York Times. First time I’ve made it to A1 in the NYT after several near misses. Woop woop!

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