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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 01-10-2019

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2 2018 PHOTOS OF THE YEAR JANUARY 10-16, 2019 | THE VALLEY BREEZE Meet our Breeze photojournalists I became fascinated with photography while in high school … the ability to freeze time. While at URI, I started shooting for The Narragansett Times and North Kingstown Standard-Times, where I became the New England Press Association Photographer of the Year in 1971. In 1973, I moved to The Providence Journal and garnered the National Press Photographers Association "Photographer of the Year" award for New England. I moved to shooting video in 1980 at WJAR-TV, Channel 10, where I stayed for 36 years, picking up a few N.E. Emmy Awards along the way. Bored with retirement after three weeks, I started working part-time for The Breeze in 2016. I might not move as quickly as I did back in the day, but I still get a rush when I snap the shutter at just the right moment. I also really have to thank the people I have met in the field while at The Breeze, you made my transition from video back to still pho- tography painless and fun. Thank you. ROBERT EMERSON CHARLES LAWRENCE My grandmother gave me my first camera when I was around 7 years old, and I have been interested in photog- raphy ever since. I got serious about it when I was in the U.S. Air Force. Most of my life, however, I spent as a radio time salesman, and only when I retired did I get my first job as a pho- tographer. That was five years ago when my wife saw an ad in The Valley Breeze look- ing for a photographer. I applied and was hired. Now I get to meet many different people in all sorts of situations, usu- ally very positive. And when I can show the readers the emotion of the moment, that is when I feel I have suc- ceeded. I've been a professional photographer for almost 30 years, but have been tak- ing pictures all my life. My first official paid job was a one-time assignment for The Observer back in 1975. Forty years later, they finally took me back. ... I started my career as a freelancer, then moved into marketing, and then news photography for The Providence Journal. I left The Journal in 2009, mov- ing to Lifespan, where I am now the photographer in the hospital network's Marketing and Communication depart- ment. My weekend gig with The Valley Breeze takes care of the photojournal- ism withdrawal pains! I have been a resident of Lincoln since 2007, and really enjoy meeting my neighbors from The Valley each week. BILL MURPHY www.VILLAGEPAINTINC.com (401) 76PAINT (401) 765-3128 900 Victory Highway, Slatersville Plaza, Slatersville, RI Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you are overwhelmed with making changes to your living space. Call us for an In-home color and/ or design consultation Consultation Services Include • Color Selection • Organization & Space Planning • Home Fixtures & Furnishings • Building Products & Materials Call to schedule an appointment with Pam Mort who has a distinct eye for color and how important light plays in design choice. In Home Color Consultation Services We believe that everyone is given a special gift to help us contribute to our communities. It is clear to us that Tom Ward, Publisher of The Valley Breeze Newspapers, has a gift of telling stories through photography and that he has attracted similarly gifted people to help him. We at Woonsocket Radio celebrate this special gift, and are grateful to those who share it with us.

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