Sitting outside of the equestrian arena, Billy Ray Thunder held out his right hand and attempted to stretch his fingers. The middle finger was gnarled in a permanent bend, and the one next to it was broken and swollen, cocked in an unnatural state.
Somewhere between teenage fantasy and the reality of poverty are the girls of Glouster, an old company town in southeast Ohio. They’re coming of age in a former coal boomtown with few modern resources, struggling as they attempt to craft their own aspirations.
The U.S. Capitol, the core of the federal government’s legislative branch, is visited by an estimated 3 to 5 million people each year.
But since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, visiting the “people’s houses” has become a little more inconvenient.
It was a hot, sticky August evening, and the sun was still high as cars filled with families began lining up along the gravel drive leading into Hull’s Drive-In Theatre in Rockbridge County, Va.[ Read More → ]
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics provide care to the sick and injured until the patients are in the care of a doctor at a hospital. From car crashes to heart attacks, EMTs and paramedics must be prepared to handle any situation in which someone’s health and safety may be compromised.[ Read More → ]
Washington, D.C., is one of the most photographed cities in the United States. Its people, culture and icons are continually framed by professional and amateur photographers alike.[ Read More → ]
From small towns to big cities, thrift stores pepper the American landscape. Charities operate most of the nation’s thrift stores, using the proceeds to advance their causes. Goodwill and The Salvation Army are among the most recognized charities that run thrift stores; however, thousands of lesser-known groups and churches also operate such stores.[ Read More → ]
Amy and Alex traveled from their home in Virginia to nearby Washington, D.C., on March 20, 2010, to exchange wedding vows. The women had been together for four years when the District legalized same-sex marriage, and they were eager to tie the knot.[ Read More → ]