Life’s Moments | Texas & Arizona | 1980s

Moment to live
Stopped by police from a robbery attempt, the suspect shown seconds before taking his own life. Grand Prarie, TX, 1985

 

Three-time nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in Photography, Documentary Photographer Joe Patronite is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of these images.  To see Joe’s body of work, click on any photograph.

The images here are from the early days of Joe Patronite’s career in daily news photography/photojournalism.  Patronite worked at two daily metro newspapers from 1979 thru 1991 before a phase in his career doing assignments for major magazines, advertising and corporations. He has now made images in 40-countries worldwide.

In the early 2000s Patrontie returned to his roots, documentary photography and has created many projects over the last 20-years.

 

Drive in 7-11
Store owner (left, cigarette in mouth) and clerk await police after car was driven into 7-11 convenience store, Dallas, Texas 1985.

 

Crash
Second base player has her face and fingers damaged as runner heads to mid-field stop.

 

Tucson DUI
Historical imagery- Tucson ©1980, DUI squad for TPD. The early 80s were the first for Driving Under the Influence squads in policing

 

In a low-income room this retiree reflects on his loneliness, and awaits eviction from soon to be torn down hotel.

 

Little change over the decades
From 1980, Muslim protestor outside Jewish Community Center in Tucson, Arizona.

 

Rescue
Teen being rescued from storm drainage canal, Tucson, Arizona 1981

 

Accident scene
Distraught upon arrival to scene of auto crash, this young woman breaks down. After extraction of the driver, with minor injuries the woman took calm.

 

Tornado aftermath
Man, with presents in hand, goes through what is left of his house after Christmas time Tornado in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas.

 

All images © Joe Patronite 1980-2020.

 

 

See also:

My Americana

By Joe Patronite

 

 

 

 

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