Wednesday, November 16, 2011

No Joe

"A fan pays respect to a statue of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno before the Penn State against Nebraska football game at Beaver Stadium on November 12, 2011 in State College, Pennsylvania. Paterno was fired amid the growing furor over how the school handled sex abuse allegations against a former assistant coach."

As mentioned previously, I spent the week in Harrisburg and State College, Pa., for Getty Images covering the emotional roller coaster that was, and is, the Penn State scandal.

I think I touched base on the emotions of Penn State in my previous post, so I won't echo that sentiment. While I never photographed Joe Paterno or Jerry Sandusky (others on our team did), it was a lot to process at the time, much like those in the community at State College.

Alas, after carefully looking over the batch of images I captured over the week, during long hours of hard work that was well worth it in the end, I think these above images best showcases the sensitive work I was able to document.

I hope these set of images make viewers feel the emotion to both sides of the story during what most are calling one of the top news stories related to college football.

Thanks for taking a look.


Anonymous Jeff said...

Very nice series here Patrick. The contrast in all these pictures is really nice and gives them all a nice edge. Good stuff.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 11:00:00 PM  

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