My images tell stories and my camera is an instrument for change. As a photojournalist, I document some amazing people, places, and events. It’s a privilege to be allowed access and to create records of time through creative expression. -Mark Bugnaski
Slices of Life
In the News
Capturing video is an integral part of this photographer’s skill set. Follow the links below to view video posts.
Tara Finley was just 31 years old when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Watch her touching story as she takes us from the first days of her diagnosis, to her experience at Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center. Hear how the Dignicap scalp cooling system made an impact during her treatment.
Downtown trains ever stop you in your tracks?
Members of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus Treble Choir rehearse “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” for the annual “Holiday Cheer” concert at Chenery Auditorium in Kalamazoo. Scenes in the video from around Kalamazoo show holiday many traditions. The concert will feature The four Milwood Choirs of the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus.
Berrien County Treasurer Bret Witkowski tells of how some homeowners are abusing the state’s principal residence exemption, particularly prevalent in Southwest Michigan. The loophole siphons millions of tax dollars away from public schools. Berrien County is one of several of counties in Michigan that have assigned an employee full-time to investigate principal residence exemptions. Michigan lawmakers hope to close what they say is a loophole that allows people who own more than one house, including out-of-state residents with homes in Michigan, to avoid property taxes.
City officials are working to figure out how improve traffic navigation, accessibility and safety for residents and visitors. “If it’s going to happen, it’s probably going to happen now,” said Director of Planning and Community Development Rebekah Kik. “If it’s not going to happen, it’s probably never going to happen.”