Photography and video from the Carter Work Project 2008

Photography and Video

During this year’s 25th annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project, Habitat for Humanity International’s photo and video teams will be working to capture in pictures and moving images the excitement of the build week as well as the life-changing work that Habitat partners are doing along the Gulf Coast.
Photo Galleries
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Day 1: Opening Ceremonies

Day 2: Building Begins

Day 3: Carter Work Project

Day 4: More Progress


Day 5: Closing Ceremonies


Day 6: Dedication Day
Video Galleries
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Day 1:
A look back

Day 2:
The walls go up


Day 3: Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

Day 4: Accomplishments


Day 5: Volunteer Stories


Day 6: The Gulf Coast's Great Need


Video Montage



The photo team:

Staff photographers

Steffan Hacker, staff photographer, has been with Habitat for more than five years, travelling to six continents to document Habitat’s work in action. This is Steffan’s sixth Carter Work Project. He is excited to see the event come to the Gulf Coast and will be shooting in Pascagoula and Covington, La.
Ezra Millstein, originally from New York City, has lived, studied and traveled throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. A Peace Corps volunteer, he worked for World Wildlife Fund, Grassroots International, the International Rescue Committee and the National Geographic Society before he joined Habitat for Humanity International in July 2007.
Bob Jacob, photo editor for Habitat for Humanity International, has been a photographer for 30 years working as a staff photographer, sports, nature and an architectural photographer. He brings all of his experience to Habitat and sifts through our ever expanding library for just the right images.
Freelance photographers
George Hipple began his Habitat volunteer work with the Philippines Carter Work Project in 1999. Born in the Philippines and married to Diana with two children — Jad, 20, and Geona, 16 — George is a former photojournalist and now owns a photography studio in North Platte, Neb., where he has lived for the past 24 years.
Jad Hipple, 20, started his volunteer work with Habitat with the Mexico Carter Work Project in 2004. He also participated as a photographer in the India and Los Angeles projects. A lifelong resident of North Platte, Neb., Jad has been a photographer for six years.
This is the fifth Carter Work Project for Angel Adams Pachkowski. After graduating from the Southeast Center of Photography, Angel enjoyed a photojournalism career with the Leesburg Daily Commercial and freelanced for various companies and publications, including Sports Illustrated. Currently, Angel and her husband, Gregg, own Photography 35 in Gainesville, Fla.
Gregg Pachkowski has been photographing Carter Work Projects since 1999. In addition to working as a staff photojournalist for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, his work has been seen in publications such as Boys’ Life and Sports Illustrated and on the walls of the Southeast Museum of Photography. Gregg currently owns Photography 35 in Gainesville, Fla., with his wife, Angel.