Katie Hayes Luke

Photographer/Multimedia Producer
Location: Austin, Texas
Nationality: American
Biography: I am a freelance photographer and multimedia producer in Austin, Tx. A regular day could have me shooting pictures, producing a video project, editing multimedia or planning long-term projects. I love good light, clean sound and tight edits.... read on
Early Voting, 2008
katie hayes luke
Nov 7, 2016
I met Sgt. Michael Turk in 2008 while working on my thesis for graduate school in Austin, Texas. At that time, he worked as a recruiter for the Army National Guard and was part of a military program that focused on recruiting native speakers from the Middle East region. In exchange for service, these recruits would get a fast track to citizenship. I could never drum up much interest in this story, but I still think that it is important. 

Here, Sgt. Turk, a new citizen, walks away from his first time voting in a U.S. election in 2008. 

By Katie Hayes Luke —

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