Week in Pictures: A young man’s journey, a deadly fire

College sophomore Cornelius Kincaid shares his story of struggle for a bright future, a community mourns the death of two in a mobile home fire and Nebraska prepares for Christmas in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 16-22, 2013.

Cornelius Kincaid’s birth name is Levering, but for most of his 20 years he has kept some space between himself and his infamous family. The sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha had a hardscrabble life that might have discouraged many, but he is determined to prove that the name Levering can be associated with good. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

Cornelius Kincaid’s birth name is Levering, but for most of his 20 years he has kept some space between himself and his infamous family. The sophomore at the University of Nebraska at Omaha had a hardscrabble life that might have discouraged many, but he is determined to prove that the name Levering can be associated with good. ALYSSA SCHUKAR/THE WORLD-HERALD

See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 9-15, 2013.

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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