John Donegan

stories by John Donegan

Composing Nature: Ansel Adams at VMFA

Composing Nature: Ansel Adams at VMFA

Pioneering American photographer Ansel Adams may be remembered today mainly for his prints on waiting room walls, but his work was crucial not just in establishing the way landscapes are photographed but in aiding conservation efforts across the USA. See a...

Seeking The Next Step

Seeking The Next Step

An Afghan family who left their home country years ago and resettled in Virginia attempt to help family members still stuck in Kabul, and grapple with the unavoidable question: With the US military gone, what happens to those attempting to leave Afghanistan now? Bahar...

An End Of An Era

An End Of An Era

This morning, over 130 years after it was installed, the Commonwealth of Virginia finally removed the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue. RVA Mag's John Donegan and Branden Wilson were on hand to see history being made. Robert E. Lee,...

Sacrifice For Squalor

Sacrifice For Squalor

At Fort Lee and around the nation, military families are plagued by unsafe housing. Here's how some Virginians are trying to solve the problem. In the span of a career in the armed services, military families will move six to nine times. Each time, the family must...




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