World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 16-22, 2012

An Omaha program aids area homeless and Creighton men’s basketball pulls in two more Missouri Valley Conference wins in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 16-22, 2012.

Mark Rettele, who had previously lived on the streets, poses for a portrait in his South Omaha apartment on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012. He said that he is currently working on furnishing the apartment, where he is able to live with the help of Heartland Family Service. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD


See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 9-15, 2012.

Alyssa Schukar

About Alyssa Schukar

I have been a staff photojournalist at the Omaha World-Herald since September 2008. I'm from Lincoln and am a 2006 graduate of the College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Previously, I worked as an assistant at Malone and Co., a commercial photography studio in Omaha. My favorite pictures are those that give insight on the life of an individual or family because I understand the world better through the experiences of the people I meet. It's always humbling to be allowed such intimate access. My most challenging assignments come in many forms. Funerals, especially those of soldiers, always are emotionally draining, but I try to approach people with respect and dignity. In my time at the paper, I have covered a wide variety of assignments, including the Nebraska and Iowa National Guard's deployments in Afghanistan, Husker football at home and away, portraits of wigs big and small, rodeo queen competitions and intimate views of everyday life and love. Follow me on twitter @OWHalyssa.
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  1. Lisa says:

    This turned out great, thank you so much for your unique perspective.

  2. It was wonderful to meet you, Lisa. Thanks for all of the work you do and for helping Erin and me along with the story.