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Charles Bertram Year End Show

December 28, 2005 by Herald Leader  
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2005! How can 2005 be coming to an end when it seems like it just started? When I began looking at my photos for this year-end show, I was amazed at how much history I had witnessed in only 365 days: everything from hurricanes to the near demise of the tobacco farmer, gas reaching $3.00 per gallon, a war in Iraq, and the passing of a great Kentuckian-Dr. Thomas D. Clark. In 365 days, I made photographs in Canada, Kentucky, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi, Florida, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and West Virginia, all with one goal in mind: to visually record the lives of Kentuckians.

In the simplest terms, a photojournalist’s job is to visually chronicle the everyday lives of our readers. We photograph the joys in life. We also photograph the sadness in life. But any photograph that evokes an emotion is a successful photograph. I hope the photos in this end of year photo show cause you to reflect on the year–both with tears and smiles.

The show can be viewed at

(The photo on the title slide is of my son, Michael Bertram, a senior on the University of Kentucky baseball team. He was sliding headfirst into third base in a game played February 18, 2005 in Charleston, South Carolina. I encourage you to come to a UK game this spring to watch an exciting baseball program that is on the rise. Send me an email address and I’ll make sure you receive a schedule.)

Charles Bertram

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2 Responses to “Charles Bertram Year End Show”
  1. Smitty says:

    Excellent show and tell, Charles! Amazing presentations by you and your staff. I hope other H-L readers are enjoying them as much as I am.. You captured a lot of great moments this year in news and sports. My favorite of the latter is that goal line reach during the high school football game. Simply amazing!

  2. Carol Bertram says:

    We should all be so fortunate to see the world through your eyes. You are an amazing artist!

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