While You Were Gone

Series produced by Mara Zepeda

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Image by: Amanda Lucier 

A series created in collaboration with Amanda Lucier, staff photographer of the Virginian-Pilot, about those left behind while their loved ones are deployed.

For many months, photographer Amanda Lucier developed strong relationships with her subjects. At the end of her column, I interviewed the friends and families she had photographed and created vox documentaries of their experience.

3 Pieces

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In December 2010, over five thousand sailors and marines on the USS Harry S. Truman returned to their families, including Petty Officer 2nd Class C...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2011
  • Length: 04:38
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In Veterans' Halls across the country military families gather for holiday parties. We visit a National Guard celebration at the Sands Armory in Vi...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2011
  • Length: 01:45
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Gary Barnes' father gave him one thing in life: the wish to be a sailor. Gary achieved his dream and became a Chief Petty Officer for the Navy, whe...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2011
  • Length: 04:52
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