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UNC fans “rush” Franklin Street after the UNC men’s basketball team defeated their biggest rival, Duke, 94-81 at the away game in Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 5, 2022. Coach K, Duke’s head coach, lost his last home game after 41 seasons coaching the Blue Devils.
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.
Beth Cole, 62, a volunteer yoga instructor of Soothe Our Souls (SOS), chats with guests on Sunday, July 3, 2022 in St. Petersburg. SOS is a nonprofit which provides free sailing trips for those facing health and wellness challenges while also providing healing experiences, such as a yoga, onboard. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Kennedi Carter, 22, poses for a portrait in her apartment in Durham, N.C., on July 7, 2021. The Durham resident was 21 when she became the youngest photographer to shoot a cover for British Vogue when she photographed @beyonce. On assignment @newsobserver
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.
Ashley Kupferman, 21, of Tampa, gets her cheek airbrushed with the phrase, “Be The Thunder” outside Amalie Arena on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Tampa. Tampa Bay Lightning will play against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final tonight at 8 p.m. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
Marlon Blankenship, 31, of Tampa, holds up Ember Blankenship, 4, of Tampa, on his shoulders during a Yung Gravy performance outside Amalie Arena on Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Tampa. Tampa Bay Lightning will play against the Colorado Avalanche in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup final tonight at 8 p.m.
Natashia Milburn, 31, a St. Petersburg resident and abortion-rights activist, poses for a portrait at Vinoy Park on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Milburn had an abortion when she was 16 and said for 10 to 15 years she did not think much about it. “I realize now how much it has impacted me,” she said. Milburn meditates and journals to eliminate distractions and to maintain her mental health. On assignment for the Tampa Bay Times.
An antique vendor steps onto the edge of the back of his truck on Jan. 30, 2021 at the Raleigh Market in Raleigh, N.C. Vendors sell anything ranging from food products, clothing, antiques, furniture, jewelry and much more.
Saun Phelps, a sophomore at Person High School, poses for a portrait at their home in Semora, N.C., on June 25, 2021. Phelps is non-binary and lives in a rural part of the state. “It’s okay to make mistakes, it’s okay to change your labels, and it’s okay to feel different,” they said. On assignment for the News&Observer.
Tampa Fire rescue puts out a fire at Kansas Avenue Apartments on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 in Tampa. Firefighters responded to the 2000 Block of the West Kansas Avenue at 2:30 p.m. The fire seems to have originated on the roof and no injuries to firefighters or civilians were reported at the scene according to Vivian Mcilrath, a Tampa Fire rescue public information officer. On assignment at the Tampa Bay Times.
Louise Gooche, 78, of Durham N.C., prepares for a date on Jan. 31, 2020 in her home. She dressed as a flapper from the Roaring Twenties. “Getting older makes you bolder,” said Gooche about her outfit.
Mihir Shah, a senior communications major, is the director of Chapel Hill Players (CHiPs) “UNC’s premier improv and sketch comedy group.”
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.