During summer 2019, I worked as a freelance photojournalist for the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting on a story about migrant farm workers in Missouri's Bootheel. As part of the assignment, I found the subjects, photographed, captioned and edited the photos myself, sending 15-20 images to be shared on the wire. When the Columbia Missourian picked up the story, I worked with Director of Photography Brian Kratzer to re-select the photos for their purposes. It had been decided to run the story as a two-part series, so we selected our edit to better fit the two parts. Once our edit was made, assistant Director of Photography Jessi Dodge worked with print and design to create the layouts.
The following images are the tear sheets from the Columbia Missourian.