9/9/05 -- Algiers, LA -- Housing project on the outskirts of New Orleans on the border with Jefferson Parish -- Walter Jean-Marie (head up, white shirt, right) and his cousin Reginald Winding, cq both, react cooperatively but with fear as their nearly vacant housing project in Algiers, LA is raided by the New Orleans SWAT Team. The SWAT Team and a special response team from ICE (Immigration Customs Enforcement) responded to a report from military units in Jefferson Parish of a sniper attack originating from the upper deck of this housing project. Only these two men were found during the sweep, but they were searched and released with a stern order to evacuate their property immediately due to the post-Hurricane Katrina environment of unrest and disorder. National Spokesman for the United States Department of Homeland Security Marc Raimondi said that this raid is typical of operations day in and day out. Law enforcement and military personnel are often having to respond to sniper attacks such as this one. Photo by Dina Rudick, Globe Staff.
Dina Rudick - Visual Journalist
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Dina Rudick is a three-time Emmy Award-winning photographer and videographer who has worked for The Boston Globe for since 2002. During her tenure, the Globe has sent her around the world to cover stories ranging from the tsunami in Southeast Asia to women's health in Haiti the presidential poitics nationwide in multiple campaigns.
In addition to her photo work, Dina helped to lead the Globe photography department's transition to online video. Her initiative proved itself invaluable when she was awarded The Boston Globe's first Emmy Award in 2009. Since then, Dina was awareded two more Emmy Awards in 2012 - for "Outstanding Documentary" and "Outstanding Photographer - No Time Limit."
Dina has also done extensive documentary work in other countries, including Pakistan, Bolivia and Haiti, and her first documentary, Practice: Change - The Africa Yoga Project Story - has been screened at numerous film festivals across the country and recently earned the 2012 New England Emmy Award for "Oustanding Documentary."
Dina is an ajunct faculty member teaching photography and video at Boston University and Harvard University, and has been a media consultant and video trainer for the Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT and the Wyss Institute at Harvard University.
In addition to her photo and video pursuits, Dina and her husband, photojournalist Erik Jacobs, run a diversified organic farm, and teach their young son, Wendell, about raising chickens. Dina and Erik write about their dual existence as photographer/farmers on their blog: www.ploughandstarsfarm.com.
In 2015, Quarry Press published Dina's inaugural book, Barnyard Kids: A Family Guide for Raising Animals, which became an immediate top seller on Amazon.