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Sunday, January 6, 2008

Chronicling Success - the Public Affairs Photojournalist

Photo by Hassan Janali - US Army Corps of Engineers

One of the least talked about successes in the war in Iraq is the restoration of the Mesopotamian Marshes. Here two men pole a mashoof, a traditional wooden boat, through the Al-Hawijeh marsh. The people of the marshes are the Ma'dan (Marsh Arabs).

The Ma'dan of Southern Iraq live a lifestyle dating back 5,000 years. The US Army Corps of Engineers played an important role in advising the Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources, (MOWR) as they work to restore the
Marshes destroyed by Saddam Hussein after Desert Storm.

If you are looking to start a career as a photographer, the USACE is a great place to start. They are announcing an entry level position of Public Affairs Photojournalist (GS-5) at Ft. Eustis, Va. The vacancy announcement number is SCER07395784D and the closing date for applications is Jan 09, 2008.

The above picture with the colour cast removed and a touch of sharpening.


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