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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.

Week in Pictures: Shootings, Penguins

This week we had a stray bullet kill a five-year 0ld Omaha girl, baby penguins at the zoo and Creighton basketball. World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 13-19, 2014.   See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Jan. 6-12, 2014.

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Week in Pictures: Huskers finish with a win in the new year

The Huskers finish a nine-win season with a wet victory over Georgia in the Gator Bowl in Jacksonville, Fla., Midlanders ring in the New Year and college hoops are in full swing in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 30, 2013 to Jan. 5, 2014. Continue reading

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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. Continue reading

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2013 OWH Year in Pictures – Alyssa Schukar

More photos: 2013 OWH Year in Pictures – Alyssa Schukar I celebrated my fifth year at the World-Herald in 2013, and as I’ve learned to expect, this year has been nothing like the ones before. Each year brings new sources … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Vinyl record collectors, a Husker win

We meet the River City Record Club, the Huskers defeat Michigan in Ann Arbor and Nebraska basketball starts the regular season at the brand new Pinnacle Bank Arena in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Nov. 4-10, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Flood in western Nebraska, Pelini apologizes for remarks

Towns along the South Platte River in western Nebraska brace for Colorado floodwater, Pelini apologizes for remarks he made in 2011 and the Huskers roll past the South Dakota State Jackrabbits in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Sept. 16-22, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Football season arrives

With the addition of 6,000 new seats, a record crowd of 91,185 watch as Nebraska ekes out a W over Wyoming and high school football kicks off Friday night lights in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Aug. 26 – Sept. 1, 2013. Continue reading

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Community of the open road

Photos: 2013 Sandhill Open Road Challenge Showcase I hail from a long line of car enthusiasts. The gene appears to have skipped me, but while I might not be able to list the differences between a Chevy C5 and a C6, … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Rodeo, Husker fans and Native Omaha Days

Nebraska’s Big Rodeo participants and spectators flock to Burwell for the 92nd year, Husker players mingle with fans and Native Omaha Days bring fun and festivities in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: July 29 – Aug. 4, 2013. Continue reading

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Keeping tradition at Nebraska’s Big Rodeo

Reporter Joe Duggan’s story: Burwell rises to the occasion for Nebraska’s Big Rodeo A showcase of my photographs: Nebraska’s Big Rodeo Five years ago – just a few months before I was hired at the Omaha World-Herald — I traveled … Continue reading

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