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Above:Photos by Steven Wohlwender

Photographer Steven Wohlwender’s latest personal series captures marathon runners’ emotions as they cross the finish line.  It’s a rich and beautiful moment. As Wohlwender describes it: “The idea is to catch runners at the very moment they cross the finish line of a full marathon (in this case the Grand Rapids Marathon), so my assistant and I stand just a few feet beyond the finish line and as soon as a runner crosses, my assistant raises a silk behind them, and I shoot. The whole process takes less than 5 seconds and assures they are still in the daze of exhaustion and emotion.”

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To read my PDN story on Steven’s moving series on Afghanistan, check out The Real Afghanistan on my writing samples page.

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