My Victoria Advocate colleagues told me earlier this week that one of the coverages I did during my internship there was awarded Local Media Association’s Second Place in Breaking News Coverage.
I still remember the coverage very well, even though, it’s been over a year.
The story was about a murder of a Port Lavaca mother and her three children died in a fire. The story broke three days before I started at the Advocate, and my first assignment on my first day was to photograph the private mourn at the mother’s family. A couple of weeks later, the police found out that the husband killed his family and then burned their house down, and I was sent to photograph the family’s public Mass, where many members of the small community showed up. Both situations were intense, but I tried to make myself as invisible as possible and to be respectful to the survivors.
I am glad to hear the Advocate team’s pursuit of this story has won an award for this coverage. Below are the images from the Mass.