I spent all of Friday collecting audio for my Senior Capstone Project; I have around three hours worth of clips. While my camera and tripod is usually 100% transparent at the k-6 school, it was immediately clear that a mic, recorder, and headphones made me stand out like crazy — they were either saying hi (recorded 60+ times), serenading me (recorded 9 times) or pondering what the heck I was doing (recorded 16 times)… My favorite quote came from a first grader on the school bus at the end of the day, “Oh my god, what the heck you doin?” 

I just discovered Lisette Poole’s photographs, and I can’t stop looking at them. She was born in America, but her mother is Cuban. She travels to Cuba often and creates thoughtful, intimate, and beautiful images.

"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!