December 1, 2005
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Finding the Frame - Kathy Plonka

A good photojournalist sees things that most people take for granted. They see and capture moments in fleeting hundredths of a second. The creative process is different for each photographer. The longer they spend with a subject the better they are able to see the subtle storytelling photos. Such is the case of staff photojournalist, Kathy Plonka, who spent time with Rindie Burgess, John King and their six children living in transitional housing in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. The photo of a child with dirty feet on a bed reminds us that kids are kids no matter where we live. “Detail shots can sometimes give readers a more personal look into the lives of the people we photograph,” said Plonka.

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