Thursday, June 16, 2011

"That's Gabby, She's Back"

Posted By on Thu, Jun 16, 2011 at 12:50 PM

The Poynter Institute interviewed P.K. Weis about getting the chance to take the first published photos of Gabrielle Giffords since the Jan. 8 shooting.

Weis, who has known Giffords for more than a decade, said in a phone interview that he didn’t know what to expect when he arrived at the hospital.

“There were a lot of emotional highs and lows going into it, but once I saw her, all that melted away,” said Weis, a longtime photojournalist who was photo editor of the Tucson Citizen until the paper folded. “A lot had changed since [the shooting], so it was a pretty dramatic experience to walk in there and see her smiling and happy and enthusiastic and just absolutely full of life.”

Weis got to know her staffers well when he photographed Giffords during her 2010 campaign. Shortly after the shooting, he told Giffords’ staff that he would be willing to photograph her once she felt ready. Giffords’ press adviser Mark Kimble later called Weis and asked if they could take him up on his offer.

Tags: , ,

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Previously in the Range

More by Celia Ampel

Staff Pick

The Freedom League!

Join Mega Man, Lady Liberty and The Streak as they try to protect Gigantopolis from the evil… More

@ The Gaslight Theatre Thu., June 9, 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Fridays-Sundays, 6-8 p.m., Sundays, 3-5 p.m., Sundays, 3-5 p.m., Sun., June 26, 12-2 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Continues through Aug. 13 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

  1. Review: Hillary’s America: the Secret History of the Democratic Party (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  2. Best of Tucson Final Warning (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  3. TUSD Enrollment, 2000 to 2016, Part 2 (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  4. The Weekly List: 44 Great Things To Do in Tucson in the Next Seven Days (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)
  5. Public Brewhouse Celebrates a Year of Great Beer (The Range: The Tucson Weekly's Daily Dispatch)

© 2016 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation