Commemorating Lyra McKee, our friend and colleague of 7½ years

On September 25, 2011 I initiated a Skype call with Lyra McKee, a 21-year-old college dropout from Belfast with a spotty resume but an intense passion for journalism. It was a job interview, and I knew midway that the dynamo on the other end would be our next hire. She started work the next day.

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Lyra in San Francisco April 2012. Not my best photographic work, but it’s the only picture of Lyra I ever took!

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