Oroville Emergency Displaces Water, People

Water rushes down as residents watch water levels riser when spillway breaks down.

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The Evacuation center at the fair grounds, Chico.

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Photos by Charles Finlay.

Charles Finlay
Charles Finlay has been a working photographer for over twenty years. After his formal studies in photography at The New York Institute of Photography, he worked in many commercial studios in New York. After serving in the US Army in Vietnam his interest turned to documentary and photojournalism. Working as a photojournalist in New York and San Francisco, he produced images for numerous publications world wide. Mr. Finlay has completed masters studies in photography at UC Berkeley, and also holds a PhD. He has been Nominated for “Best Of Photography” 1991. Photographic assignments included: Time, Woman’s Day, Newsweek, City of New York, Pageant, President Reagan’s campaign, President Carter, Governor Brown, Prince Charles, CBS News, NBC News production facility, Mayor of San Francisco, Mayor of San Jose, and many local political campaigns. Mr. Finlay has been specializing in political campaign photography, as he covers news events of interest. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association.
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3 Responses

  1. A. Jacoby says:

    Pretty graphic stuff. What’s that old saying? “Man plans, God laughs?”

  2. Joanne Lobeski Snyder says:

    Extraordinary photographs.  Thank you for sharing your work Charles.

  3. Ginny says:

    Really great photos.  Thank you……