"Zelda" [real name withheld], 24, dressed as a princess, hands out advertisements for a Broadway musical to passersby in Times Square, in New York, NY, on July 17, 2014. Many people ignore her. While she generally enjoys the job, she said that “the hotter it is the ruder [people are].”

Down in the subway at Times Square/42nd St., New York, NY. July 17, 2014.

Portraits from the New York City Pride March on June 29, 2014. Both were first-time Pride attendees. Taken while on assignment for Mashable. 

Photos from the New York City Pride March on June 29, 2014. Taken while on assignment for Mashable. It has been 45 years since the Stonewall riots. 

The Eddie Adams Workshop Class of XXVII!

I’m very happy to announce that I will be attending the The Eddie Adams Workshop in October! I am so excited and thankful for this opportunity; it is still a little hard to believe.

The past school year was filled with challenges. If it weren’t for my mentors— my professors, my peers, my family— I wouldn’t be where I am today. The (literal) blood, sweat, and tears have paid off in more ways than I ever imagined possible, and each new endeavor serves as a chance to push myself even further. So, to those who took a coffee break with me, sat patiently while I mused, worked through long (and late) editing sessions, or whatever else— thank you, thank you, thank you. It all just goes to show how crucial community is in the photography field— which, for me, is one of the most exciting aspects of Eddie Adams!

Photos from “Made With Code,” an event hosted by Google on June 19, 2014 in New York City. Google is putting $50 million toward getting girls to code (read article) Photographs taken while on assignment for Mashable.com.

Samsung Galaxy Premiere 2014: Tab Into Color took place at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, on June 12, 2014. I was on assignment for Mashable.

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