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Through our lens: Dan Pelle

If a picture is worth a thousand words, the following has a collective value of 54 thousand. But the real value of capturing fleeting moments is priceless. The most interesting subject for me to photograph is people. What are they doing? What are they feeling? What are they saying? The right captured moment, no matter how loud or quiet, reveals the person.

Through our lens: Jesse Tinsley

have the privilege to watch, through my camera's viewfinder, many significant and minor happenings in the Spokane area and share them with the readers of the Spokesman-Review. Here are some of my favorite photos.

Through our lens: Colin Mulvany

My work as a staff photojournalist for The Spokesman-Review is a kaleidoscope of fleeting moments filled with emotion, beauty and sometimes despair. Each day, I try and capture with my camera a visual reflection of what has happened in our community.

Through our lens: Tyler Tjomsland

My goal as a photojournalist is to document news events in ways that enrich perspectives and spark reaction within our community: to make readers care about others and the world around them. I feel extremely fortunate to work for a newspaper that still supports great documentary photography and to serve a community that passionately connects with our work.

Through our lens: Kathy Plonka

Of my 19 years as a photojournalist working for The Spokesman-Review, 18 of those years were spent primarily in North Idaho. I have had the great privilege of being able to document the lives of amazing people. The strength and quiet reserve of Corie Laude, a senior fisheries technician for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, during a trip on the Kootenai River near Bonners Ferry was inspiring. The determination revealed by Paul Dunham to fight the neuro-muscular disorder that reduced his body to 83 lbs. was nothing less than amazing. I was awestruck to meet legendary human rights activist, James Meredith. Documenting the methamphetamine epidemic was both dangerous and heartbreaking. I hope I never photograph a man like Joseph Duncan again. Above all it’s the love of telling your stories through photojournalism truly that drives me. Thanks for letting me in.

Spokane Women’s March 2018

Around 6,000 women, men and children flocked to the Spokane Women's Persistence March Sunday, exceeding organizers' expectations.

Holden Village

Holden Village is a religious retreat center at the edge of the North Cascades.

The great Spokane fire

Before the fire of Aug. 4, 1889, the pioneer dwellings of Spokane Falls were constructed mostly of wood. After the fire the city rebuilt, with bricks.

Mt. St. Helens

On the morning of May 18, 1980 a magnitude 5.1 earthquake triggered an eruption of the volcano, throwing an eruption column 80,000 feet into the sky, with ash eventually blanketing 11 states. 57 people were killed in what has been declared the worst volacnic eruption in United States history.

Davenport Hotel historical photos

The Davenport Hotel opened in September 1914. It was the culmination of many years of planning by restaurateur Louis Davenport.

Bloomsday: First 10 years

2019 will mark Bloomsday's 43rd year. Started in 1977, the race grew into the region's signature athletic event. Here's a gallery from the first 10 years of Bloomsday.

Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival

Preparations are underway for the Washington State Chinese Lantern Festival being held Sept. 26-Nov. 1, in Spokane's Riverfront Park. A twenty-person work crew from Sichuan Tianyu has reconditioned and assembled 3000 items, including zoo animals, flowers, a 196-foot dragon and a giant fan.

Firestorm 1991

Twenty-four years ago wind-whipped wildfires took off and began to ravage several Eastern Washington counties. It took several days and multiple agencies to get nearly 100 fires contained in October 1991. By the end of what became known as “firestorm,” one person was dead and more than 100 homes had been burned to the ground.

Cape Horn Fire in Bayview

The Cape Horn fire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 200 residents in Bayview, a lakeside community, to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday. The blaze started Sunday afternoon and burned through a mix of year-round residences and seasonal homes near the southern shore of Lake Pend Oreille, the state’s largest lake and a recreation and fishing destination. The flames have destroyed other buildings such as boat houses and pump houses in the Bayview area that includes expensive homes, especially next to the water.

Sleepy Hollow Fire in Wenatchee

Fires continued to smolder around Wenatchee Monday morning as firefighters worked to contain a fast-spreading blaze that threatened homes in the hills and an industrial fire sent plumes of smoke over the Columbia River.