My September Selects – by Christian K. Lee

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A soldier listens to instruction before a wreath laying ceremony at the Fort Drum Military Reserve on Thursday, Sept. 14 2017 in Fort Drum, New York. (Christian K. Lee/Watertown Daily Times)

Watertown, NY-based photojournalist Christian K. Lee shares his favorite photos from the past month.

So I have settled here in Upstate NY. (To be exact I’m 5hrs from NYC, 1hr from Syracuse and about 30mns to the Canadian border)

I have collected some of my favorite images from the last month and I just want to share what I have been shooting. In every town there are interesting images to be made and stories to be told and Watertown, NY is no different. In the last couple years I have moved a lot chasing photo opportunities and I have learned a few things. People are people no matter where you are. They are living beautiful lives everyday.

In my opinion this job is about caring enough about others to tell their stories, no matter their geographical location. I think it’s extremely difficult to do our job if you don’t at first see the people we document as beautiful.

See more photos on Christian’s blog.

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Children leap into the St Lawrence River during a Jazz Festival on Saturday, Sept. 23 2017 in Clayton. (Christian K. Lee/Watertown Daily Times)

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Isaiah Matthews, 11, from left, and his brother Benjamin Matthews, 8, play basketball with their father Anthony Matthews, 53, outside of their on Tuesday, Sept. 19 2017 in Watertown. Anthony waits for his sons’ to get home from school daily to spend time with them. (Christian K. Lee/Watertown Daily Times)

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Gouverneur’s Brandon Stevens (76) gets pumped up while putting his uniform on before a high school football game against Massena at Gouverneur High School on Saturday, Sept. 2 2017 in Gouverneur, New York. Gouverneur won 36 to 12. (Christian K. Lee/Watertown Daily Times)

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