On assignment: WSJ

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I was sent on assignment with the Wall Street Journal to Binghamton, NY. The story (online version here) I was photographing for covered the emotional and financial aftermath of a brutal mass shooting that occurred at the American Civic Association in March, 2009.

After driving all night through a snow storm from New York City to this small, upstate town (with Talia – THANK YOU TALIA!!), I began to make my way through Binghamton making portraits of the place and the people whose lives were deeply and suddenly affected by the loss of their loved ones…

Classroom of the American Civic Association where the murders took place.

Andrew Baranowski, the Director of the American Civic Association.

Downtown Binghamton

David Marsland stands in front of his home carrying a photograph of his late wife.

Brother and sister, Hermanoschy Bernard and Valentina Bernard, from Haiti, lost their parents.

Omri Yigal lost his wife and is turning his home into a museum of remembrance for her and her life.

One of the counselling rooms at the Crime Victims Assistance Center, where sessions were conducted for the victims of the shooting.

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Based between Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Ying Ang is a photographer of social anthropology and contemporary developments. Her interests lie in creating visual content for print, web and installation, exploring a range of formats, styles and creative collaborations. Ying has exhibited internationally in group and solo shows, in addition to working for clients such as The Wall Street Journal on editorial features. She has recently graduated as valedictorian for the 2009-2010 class of Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at The International Centre of Photography and is currently a participant in the Reflexions Masterclass of 2011-2012. Ying has lived and worked in and around Asia, Australia and North America, having pursued academic training in Communications and Political Science. She was awarded the Women in Photojournalism Award by the NPPA in 2009 and has recently exhibited her personal work at FotoGrafia Festival di Roma, Angkor Photo Festival 2010, and most recently at the Head On Festival 2011 in Sydney. Ying Ang is a member of the MJR photo collective, alongside Mustafah Abdulaziz, Matthew Craig, Julius Metoyer, Gareth Phillips and Brandon Thibodeaux.

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