This morning, President Barack Obama pardoned “Courage”, the 45-pound National Thanksgiving Turkey, on the steps of the White House. Flanked by daughters Malia and Sasha, Obama made a quick speech about the history of the tradition, William Pelletier of the National Turkey Federation hoisted Courage onto the green tablecloth, and Obama pardoned the giant white turkey. Following this trip to the White House, Courage will live out the rest his days in Disneyland. Not bad for a turkey!
Caroline Treadway is a professional freelance photographer and writer who shoots editorial and commercial work, including photojournalism, sports, portraits and weddings. She received her master’s degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. Caroline’s passion for journalism is evident in the variety of stories she covers and the depth of her reporting, documenting the unique and powerful moments of life. Recently, Caroline has been documenting the life of Navajo geo-botanist Arnold Clifford and threats to rare plant species in the Four Corners region of the Navajo Reservation in New Mexico and Arizona. As a journalist, Caroline seeks to overcome the traditional boundaries between photographer and reporter. This multi-platform approach gives her the flexibility to create visual stories for a rapidly changing media world.
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