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Photographer Documents Disabled Vets' Athletic Prowess - PPA Today

Photographer Documents Disabled Vets' Athletic Prowess

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By Chris Homer

Jim Dukes knows struggle. Working as an explosive ordnance disposal contractor and
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 emergency responder, he sustained five traumatic brain injuries, the last of which left him learn how to walk, read, write, and talk again. 

"The analytical side of my brain really stopped working correctly," Dukes says, "but the creative side started to blossom." Though he still suffers as a result of his injuries, Dukes has made a new career in photography, running JJD Photo 2 Art in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Dukes' experience drew him to photographing disabled veterans at athletic events. Read all about the impact it's had on his business and photography in "Photographer Documents Disabled Vets' Athletic Prowess" on PPmag.com.


ch_headshot_100x100.jpgAbout the author:
Chris Homer is PPA's SEO & Web Specialist, which basically makes Google Analytics his best friend. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Chris cheers passionately (and obnoxiously) for the Bulldogs in all things from football to checkers. When he's not hard at work on PPA's websites, you'll find Chris at auto racing events around the southeast, where he's known as a master architect of tent villages.


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