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Chris Machian

About Chris Machian

I was born in Omaha, graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with a journalism degree in 2004 and have spent most of my life here. I was a photo intern with the Omaha World-Herald in 2003 and had various roles with the company before becoming a staff photographer. I love to shoot UNO hockey and last year placed video and still cameras inside the goal to provide our readers with another unique perspective. My goal is to use available technology in ways that help our readers understand the stories we cover. For instance, in 2011 I used Gigapan technology to provide a wide view of flooded areas while allowing users to zoom in on the smaller details. My love of this job extends beyond disasters and sporting events; I also enjoy covering the events that help define Omaha's cultural landscape.

World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 24-March2, 2014

This week a fire destroys a UNO dorm and law enforcement fights the influx of Colorado marijuana: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 24-March 2, 2014. See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 17-23, 2014.

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World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 10-16, 2014

This week Justin Timberlake plays Omaha and ice fishing in the cool blue light. World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 10-16, 2014. See last week’s pictures: World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 3-9, 2014.

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2013 OWH Year in Pictures – Chris Machian

2013, the year of the lion. I felt this most of the this year both personally and professionally. To see my entire take of images that I will remember 2013 by, click here. The year began with me visiting the lion … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: A tornado hits Wayne, Neb., temps drop in the Midlands

Residents of Wayne, Neb., clean up after a tornado damages homes and businesses, a cold front reaches the Midlands and Nebraska soundly defeats Illinois in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2013. Continue reading

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Little Moments.

I was on assignment to take photos during mass at Sacred Heart Catholic School during an all-school mass. It was for this story: “Sacred Heart group shows ‘impressive’ fundraising since opening arms to 2 other schools” I always try to … Continue reading

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OWH photographer in the thick of Oklahoma tornadoes

First things first: Don’t try this at home. I’m serious. I have Facebook friends who post tornado photos using their iPhones. Using an iPhone to photograph a tornado? You’re too close. Far too close. Reality television and continuous storm coverage have … Continue reading

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In honor of Mother’s Day, cute baby animals

In the spirit of Mother’s Day on Sunday, here’s a look at some of our favorite mother/offspring shots from the Henry Doorly Zoo. See even more cuteness in our baby animal photo gallery.   Yes, we’re talking Mother’s Day, but … Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Hockey battles on ice, Chinese Cultural Fair

In unusually warm temperatures, two hockey games are played at TD Ameritrade Park; the Chinese Cultural Fair educates at UNMC’s Durham Research Center; and we follow a woman as she goes through and recovers from bariatric surgery in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Feb. 4-10, 2013. Continue reading

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Week in Pictures: Omaha welcomes the new year, lion cubs

Omaha celebrates the start of 2013, the Huskers lose to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl and lion cubs attract visitors to the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium in the World-Herald Week in Pictures: Dec. 31, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013. See last … Continue reading

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Put some pop in your fireworks photos

I recently photographed Omaha’s New Year’s Eve fireworks for the second year in a row. I also did the Fourth of July fireworks for the past few years. I love shooting the shows, and I thought I could pass along … Continue reading

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