Through the lens: A look at the American Nurse

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In a series of interviews and portraits, photographer Carolyn Jones set out to answer who is the American nurse.

Commissioned by Fresenius Kabi USA, the coffee-table photo book documents 75 nurses from around the country including 13 Baltimore area nurses, providing an inside view of the joys and challenges they face.

Jones talks to The Darkroom about why she took on the project “The American Nurse”, shooting with a Hasselblad medium format camera, and the men and women in scrubs that represent the microcosm of nurses today.

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Supreme Court upholds centerpiece of Obamacare

Supreme Court upholds centerpiece of Obamacare

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After some initial confusion from this morning’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the centerpiece of President’s Obama health care overhaul law has been upheld, which will require most Americans to purchase health insurance by 2014 or be subjected to a fine. The photos below present a timeline between August 2009 when President Obama began holding town hall meetings to discuss health insurance reform and today’s Supreme Court ruling.

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