A shout-out this morning to longtime Missoulian photographer Tom Bauer for his excellent photograph of a Missoula firefighter resuscitating a kitten trapped in a burning house earlier this week.
I’ve said here before how much I appreciate and admire the incredibly talented photographers on our staff at the Missoulian. Their work is nationally recognized and, really, unmatched for a newspaper of our size.
Tom’s most recent photo is one such example, and is a testament to his ability to get to the scene of a breaking news event quickly and then to really look in detail at all the little stories playing out simultaneously. It’s wonderful work, for which I’m very grateful.
And so are others. Late yesterday, the Associated Press shipped Tom’s photo out over its wires with an e-mail followup to Montana editors:
Dear Montana colleagues,
I wanted to point out an excellent photo contributed by the Missoulian
of a firefighter giving oxygen to a kitten has just moved on the wire as
a stand-alone for your weekend editions. The photo number is MTMIS101.
Thanks to the Missoulian and a good weekend to all.
Matt Volz, AP