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I whistle while I work. It's not that I have any resemblance to the seven dwarfs–other than premature balding and corrected vision–I simply think they have a sophisticated quality: work hard and keep a good attitude. It's a decision I make and carry into every aspect of my day. Constantly humbled by my profession, I want to produce pieces that allow an audience to empathize or laugh with the face behind the headline. To communicate what that story looks like, sounds like, and feels like. By sharing their moments and learning from my subjects–it’s this unpublishable experience that fulfills me.

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“I just give all my life to Jesus, to God … I don’t have nobody besides him.”  (Right) Oretha Williams, age 20, from Liberia remains optimistic despite her situation. She left Liberia as a refugee with the father of her only child behind in neighboring French Guinea.  Accustomed to scarce resources,  her son Faith stands in an empty bathtub in their small bathroom,  as his mom uses a bucket of warm water to wash him. refugee “I just give all my life to Jesus, to God … I don’t have nobody besides him.” (Right) Oretha Williams, age 20, from Liberia remains optimistic despite her situation. She left Liberia as a refugee with the father of her only child behind in neighboring French Guinea. Accustomed to scarce resources, her son Faith stands in an empty bathtub in their small bathroom, as his mom uses a bucket of warm water to wash him.
BradenThomas, age 2, takes his first ride in a 1956 Ford F-150, during the Kool April Nites Cruise, Friday afternoon with grandfather (left) Jean Thomas, and his grand uncle, (Right) Carl Campbell, all of Anderson.  
The free cruise was the showcase event of the 19th annual Kool April Nites, and circled around from Dana Dr. south on Churn Creek Rd., west on Cypress Ave. and North up Hilltop Dr. WPnathanmorgan_03 BradenThomas, age 2, takes his first ride in a 1956 Ford F-150, during the Kool April Nites Cruise, Friday afternoon with grandfather (left) Jean Thomas, and his grand uncle, (Right) Carl Campbell, all of Anderson. The free cruise was the showcase event of the 19th annual Kool April Nites, and circled around from Dana Dr. south on Churn Creek Rd., west on Cypress Ave. and North up Hilltop Dr.
Bowling Green, Ky., March 01, 2005
Student fans cheer on the Greenwood High School basketball team at their final game.  Greenwood lost 43-47 to Bowling Green, but finished the season with an above average 1,618 points. cheer Bowling Green, Ky., March 01, 2005 Student fans cheer on the Greenwood High School basketball team at their final game. Greenwood lost 43-47 to Bowling Green, but finished the season with an above average 1,618 points.
Brody Gill,12, of the Millville 4-H club, waits with his replacement heifer Saturday during the Junior Livestock Sale Day at the Shasta District Fair. Gill won Grand Champion for the replacement heifers.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight WPnathanmorgan_06 Brody Gill,12, of the Millville 4-H club, waits with his replacement heifer Saturday during the Junior Livestock Sale Day at the Shasta District Fair. Gill won Grand Champion for the replacement heifers. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
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(center) Patrick Jones of Redding, and (right) Justin Joscelyn, 16, of Redding, work a field during a hunting trip at Big Valley Pheasant Ranch, in Nubieber. WPnathanmorgan_07 Slug: pheasant20a byline: nathan morgan (center) Patrick Jones of Redding, and (right) Justin Joscelyn, 16, of Redding, work a field during a hunting trip at Big Valley Pheasant Ranch, in Nubieber.
A woman walks along the steep banks of Bailey Cove Jan. 21 to find a decent fishing spot along a branch of Shasta Lake near Holiday Harbor. Low lake levels exposed old tree roots and left buoys and ropes on the bank. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency after three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California. "This is a crisis, just as severe as an earthquake or raging wildfire, and we must treat it with the same urgency," he said in a statement.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight 00035201-DON-Drought-001 A woman walks along the steep banks of Bailey Cove Jan. 21 to find a decent fishing spot along a branch of Shasta Lake near Holiday Harbor. Low lake levels exposed old tree roots and left buoys and ropes on the bank. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger declared a state of emergency after three years of below-average rain and snowfall in California. "This is a crisis, just as severe as an earthquake or raging wildfire, and we must treat it with the same urgency," he said in a statement. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Whitesburg, Ky., March 25, 2005.
Comforted by her mother, Tonya Stallard, 15, the youngest member of her family, had to grow up fast. She recently discovered who her friends at high school really are. Tonya is three months pregnant. “I am looking forward to things that are going to be in the future. I’m not too worried about things in the past,” she said. WPnathanmorgan_10 Whitesburg, Ky., March 25, 2005. Comforted by her mother, Tonya Stallard, 15, the youngest member of her family, had to grow up fast. She recently discovered who her friends at high school really are. Tonya is three months pregnant. “I am looking forward to things that are going to be in the future. I’m not too worried about things in the past,” she said.
Pueblo, Colo., July, 16, 2007
Waiting their turn, Houston (left) and Reno Thomas, both 13, are twins and team roping partners.  Coming from Utah this is their first National Little Britches Final Rodeo at the Colorado State Fairgrounds. 2007 National Little Britches Rodeo Pueblo, Colo., July, 16, 2007 Waiting their turn, Houston (left) and Reno Thomas, both 13, are twins and team roping partners. Coming from Utah this is their first National Little Britches Final Rodeo at the Colorado State Fairgrounds.
Tristan Thibadeau, 13, left, and her friend Katie Colbert, 14, jump from a snag tree Tuesday during a family vacation on a houseboat on Lake Shasta. Katie's dad, Steve said the family was planning on going on a cruise to Alaska, but "cancelled  the out of state trip, (and) thought we'd spend our money locally."
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Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight WPnathanmorgan_12 Tristan Thibadeau, 13, left, and her friend Katie Colbert, 14, jump from a snag tree Tuesday during a family vacation on a houseboat on Lake Shasta. Katie's dad, Steve said the family was planning on going on a cruise to Alaska, but "cancelled the out of state trip, (and) thought we'd spend our money locally." the high was 113 Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
Donald Clawson, cleans his fingernails while enjoying an afternoon on his brother, Ivan's porch at Redding Riverside Village.  Clawson and his brother had spent their time together panning for gold and fishing. WPnathanmorgan_13 Donald Clawson, cleans his fingernails while enjoying an afternoon on his brother, Ivan's porch at Redding Riverside Village. Clawson and his brother had spent their time together panning for gold and fishing.
Bloomington, Ill., July 09, 2005
Bride Claire Callahan offers a comforting touch to her ring bearer before her wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. console Bloomington, Ill., July 09, 2005 Bride Claire Callahan offers a comforting touch to her ring bearer before her wedding ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
“I heard his dad say ‘He’s out!’ so I didn’t hit him again,” said Hobert Cornett,19, of Harlan, Ky., after celebrating victory over Kenny Olier.  Cornett earned Flywieght Title for 2007 Kentucky State Champion during the Warrior MMA Cage Fighting competition in Diddle Arena, at Western Kentucky University.  Similar to the style of fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championships, Cornett had been training with Muscle Factory for two years. Rodeo “I heard his dad say ‘He’s out!’ so I didn’t hit him again,” said Hobert Cornett,19, of Harlan, Ky., after celebrating victory over Kenny Olier. Cornett earned Flywieght Title for 2007 Kentucky State Champion during the Warrior MMA Cage Fighting competition in Diddle Arena, at Western Kentucky University. Similar to the style of fighting in Ultimate Fighting Championships, Cornett had been training with Muscle Factory for two years.
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Paris, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2005
“No roof, no windows,” said Edd Risner (CQ), who comforts his wife, Kim, after returning to their home to collect their necessities. Thirty-five tornados touched down in five states causing two deaths in the Mid-south region. Risner has survived two other tornados. This time he said he felt the house lift up off the ground as the tornado hit his hilltop neighborhood. tornado Paris, Tenn., Nov. 16, 2005 “No roof, no windows,” said Edd Risner (CQ), who comforts his wife, Kim, after returning to their home to collect their necessities. Thirty-five tornados touched down in five states causing two deaths in the Mid-south region. Risner has survived two other tornados. This time he said he felt the house lift up off the ground as the tornado hit his hilltop neighborhood.
Pueblo, Colo., June 03, 2007
Brianna Esley, 5, rests in the arms of her aunt, Felicia Wilson (right) as they watch firefighters securing the area around her family's home Sunday afternoon.  Brianna escaped with minor scrapes while her step-sister Jennifer Copley suffered severe burns from the fire.  The cause of the fire is unknown. Fire Pueblo, Colo., June 03, 2007 Brianna Esley, 5, rests in the arms of her aunt, Felicia Wilson (right) as they watch firefighters securing the area around her family's home Sunday afternoon. Brianna escaped with minor scrapes while her step-sister Jennifer Copley suffered severe burns from the fire. The cause of the fire is unknown.
Roger Yellowknife, a Marine Corps veteran and member of the Hu Puus Witam Native American Color Guard, uses eagle feathers to pray Friday during the burial service for James Swett at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. Swett, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II for shooting down seven Japanese bombers within 15 minutes, died in Redding after a long illness. He was 88.
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight WPnathanmorgan_19 Roger Yellowknife, a Marine Corps veteran and member of the Hu Puus Witam Native American Color Guard, uses eagle feathers to pray Friday during the burial service for James Swett at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo. Swett, who was awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II for shooting down seven Japanese bombers within 15 minutes, died in Redding after a long illness. He was 88. Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
"I'm exhausted," said Kathy Ashley, of Redding Riverside Park, takes a break while raking leaves behind her mobile home.  Ashley is one of many residents who has had to deal with changes including occasionally  more yard-work since new management took over. Ashley said, "we're going to hang in here till the last dog is hung."
Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight WPnathanmorgan_20 "I'm exhausted," said Kathy Ashley, of Redding Riverside Park, takes a break while raking leaves behind her mobile home. Ashley is one of many residents who has had to deal with changes including occasionally more yard-work since new management took over. Ashley said, "we're going to hang in here till the last dog is hung." Nathan Morgan/Record Searchlight
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