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Road traffic victims, their families and safety advocates convened on World Day of Remembrance to honor and remember those who have died and been injured from traffic violence on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022, in Treasure Island. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
The funeral of Pinellas Deputy Michael Hartwick was held at the Idlewild Baptist Church on Monday, Oct. 3, 2022, in Lutz. Hartwick died after being struck by a front loader while directing traffic away from road work on Sept.22. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Glenda Coupe, 61, of Largo, works on a flower arrangement while Destiny Stoudt, 17, of St.Petersburg, decorates a box at Delma’s, The Flower Booth on Sept. 8, 2022, in St.Petersburg. The florist shop’s landlord sold the building to a developer, forcing the nearly 70-year-old business to relocate. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Natashia Milburn, 31, an abortion-rights advocate and St. Petersburg resident, poses for a portrait at Vinoy Park on Thursday, July 14, 2022 in St. Petersburg. Milburn got an abortion when she was 16 and said she did not think about it for 10-15 years. “I realize now how much it has impacted me,” she said.
Jerome Evans, 64, of Punta Gorda, walked inside the Blanchard House and discovered a hole in the roof on Friday, Sept. 30, 2022, in Punta Gorda. The historic home and African American museum will need a new roof and floor because of Hurricane Ian’s damage. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Susan Lopez, the State Attorney for Hillsborough county, staples papers at her desk on Oct. 6, 2022, in Tampa. Lopez replaced Andrew Warren, who was recently removed from office by Gov. Ron DeSantis in August. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Susan Allen, 71, brings her husband, Richard Rolfes, 88, to the Chihuly Collection’s Mille Fiori piece at the Morean Arts Center on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, in St.Petersburg. They joined the Memory Mornings tour, which gives caregivers such as Susan, and her husband, Richard, who lives with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the opportunity to tour the arts center and complete an art activity. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Jackson Marin, a 16-month-old, pops bubbles during the St. Pete Pride Parade Festival at North Straub park on Saturday, June 25, 2022 in St. Petersburg. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Karen Kistner, 69, of Largo, poses for a portrait at her home on Monday, July 25, 2022 in Largo. Kistner’s father died of Alzheimer’s when he was 75, prompting her to sign up for an Alzheimer’s drug trial based in Tampa. She tested negative for the biomarker which may indicate Alzheimers. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Immanuel Jarvis of Durham, N.C., pets one of his hogs located on his 4-acre farm in Durham on Feb. 29, 2020. The farm practices permaculture and lets the hogs function naturally to remove undergrowth in the surrounding wooden areas.
My grandmother, Carmen Herron, 77, of the Dominican Republic, carries a plant over to her garden on April 20, 2020. For as long as I can remember, plants have been my grandmother’s passion and she’s spent most of her time maintaining them, even before the pandemic.
Jason Stuart Flores, 37, an indigenous activist, lights a herbal mixture including sage during a sleep-in protest on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, in St. Petersburg. “Locals are being kicked out…what’s going to happen to the people,”? said Flores about rent prices in St. Petersburg. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
A glass of rosé, a bowl of Tarpon Greek Salad, and a bowl of seasonal gnocchi is displayed at Good Intentions, a newly opened vegan restaurant, on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in St.Petersburg. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Barbara Ramos, 64, of St. Petersburg, does yoga onboard the Magic, the largest sailboat of the Soothe Our Souls fleet (SOS) on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in St. Petersburg. SOS is a nonprofit which provides free sailing trips for those facing health and wellness challenges, such as Ramos, who said “it’s lonely at home,” and came to meet new people.
Madelyn Everist, 15, the drummer of the band, Anarkitty, rehearses on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 in St. Petersburg. The teenage musicians from Girls Rock St. Pete introduced the Russian feminist punk band, Pussy Riot, at St. Pete Pride on Friday. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Katierick Ureña of the Dominican Republic, poses for a photo on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Dustin Duong, 19, of Charlotte, poses for a portrait on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 in Karen Shelton Stadium.