Michael G. Seamans

Church goers lay their hands on Shad (cq) Wiekstrom and his daughter Faith, 9, during a church service hosted by two Windsor churches displaced by a tornado on Sunday, May 25, 2008.

Church goers lay their hands on Shad (cq) Wiekstrom and his daughter Faith, 9, during a church service hosted by two Windsor churches displaced by a tornado on Sunday, May 25, 2008.

Michael G. Seamans is a freelance photojournalist based out of Colorado.  Since his beginnings documenting the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina with the Red Cross in 2005 Seamans has been traveling around the world to create his dynamic images.  His images which have appeared in publications from USA Today and the NY Times to the Rocky Mountain News bring the subject right to the viewer in a somewhat confrontational manner.  He has managed to capture the essence of the various events he goes to in a way that depicts the moment in its most decisive hour.  His exhibit In our own back yard has helped to raise awareness of poverty in America.  Besides being a freelance photographer Seamans is a trained windland firefighter in Colorado.

Firefighters with the Poudre Fire Authority battle a residential structure fire at 1313 Emigh St. in Fort Collins on Monday, May 5, 2008.

Firefighters with the Poudre Fire Authority battle a residential structure fire at 1313 Emigh St. in Fort Collins on Monday, May 5, 2008.

Colorado State University guard Emily Neal (21) hits the court hard with an ankle injury after being fouled as she drove the lane against San Diego State University in the first half of the game.

Colorado State University guard Emily Neal (21) hits the court hard with an ankle injury after being fouled as she drove the lane against San Diego State University in the first half of the game.

Sander Hicks is escortes by Loveland Police Detectives from the Loveland Coffee CO. property during Rudy Giuliani campaign visit.

Sander Hicks is escortes by Loveland Police Detectives from the Loveland Coffee CO. property during Rudy Giuliani campaign visit.

Lauren Handley sits in what once was her living room until the roof from the house across the street was ripped off and blown through the wall of her 130 Ash St. residence in Windsor, Colo., after a deadly tornado ripped through town on Thursday.

Lauren Handley sits in what once was her living room until the roof from the house across the street was ripped off and blown through the wall of her 130 Ash St. residence in Windsor, Colo., after a deadly tornado ripped through town on Thursday.

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