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Monday, July 27, 2015

Cruise on Land Summer Party

Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party

Party goers watch a synchronized fireworks show in a backyard during the Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Bendovah Plenti

Bendovah Plenti performs in a MADONNARAMA during the Annual Cruise on Land Summer Party on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer at Indiana University

This summer has been a new experience for me. As a student, I never experienced a full summer in Bloomington. Now, as a townie, I’ve gotten the chance to see Bloomington and the Indiana University campus in all its blooming, laid-back glory. In a few weeks, that’ll all change when students start arriving en masse, but I’ve enjoyed the summer thus far. My photoshoots at IU have decreased considerably the last couple months, but it’s a welcome change of pace after the graduation season in May. Here are a few favorites from my daily work on assignment for Indiana University Communications:

Summer at Indiana University

Incoming freshmen experience the Light Totem outside of the IU Art Museum during a night tour of the IU Bloomington campus as part of New Student Orientation on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Summer at Indiana University

Michelle Long, center, an Orientation leader, reacts as students from opposing teams face off in a game of rock-paper-scissors during New Student Orientation on Monday, July 6, 2015, near Woodburn Hall. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Kiwanis Circle the City with Service

I had the opportunity last week to photograph Circle K International’s “Circle the City with Service” project in Indianapolis as part of the Kiwanis International convention in Indianapolis. The project spanned several blocks on Indy’s west side and I spent the day bouncing around from project site to project site photographing the college students in action for the Kiwanis Magazine.

Amber Huang

Amber Huang digs up weeds along a curb in the Hawthorne neighborhood during “Circle the City with Service,” the Kiwanis Circle K International’s 2015 Large Scale Service Project, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Samantha Zent

Samantha Zent paints on the roof during “Circle the City with Service,” the Kiwanis Circle K International’s 2015 Large Scale Service Project, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at the Friendship Westside Center for Excellence in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Indiana University commencements

Earlier this month, I photographed six Indiana University commencement ceremonies in a five-day span. For me, these graduations are the most important IU shoots I will have all year. While these photos may be used on social media, marketing materials and websites in the short-term, I approach the graduations as a chance to document the long-term history of the university. It was a whirlwind of a week, but a lot of fun to have the opportunity to make pictures at various IU campuses around the state. Here is a selection of my favorite moments from the ceremonies I photographed:

Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement

IU Kokomo Commencement

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Monday, May 18, 2015

USA Diving’s World Championship Trials

USA Diving's World Championship Trials

Former Indiana diver Amy Cozad, an Indianapolis native, hugs former IU diving coach Jeff Huber after Cozad placed first in the 10-meter platform during USA Diving’s World Championship Trials on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Indiana University’s Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. (James Brosher / For The Star)

USA Diving's World Championship Trials

Former Purdue diver David Boudia, of Noblesville, Ind., competes in the men’s 10-meter platform finals during USA Diving’s World Championship Trials on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Indiana University’s Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center in Bloomington, Ind. Boudia finished first. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Indiana baseball sweeps Ohio State

Indiana baseball

Indiana’s Jake Kelzer reacts after striking out the final Ohio State batter to seal a 9-1 win in an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Baseball

Indiana’s Kyle Hart throws to an Ohio State batter during an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

Indiana Baseball

Indiana’s Jake Kelzer throws to an Ohio State batter during an NCAA college baseball game on Friday, May 15, 2015, at Bart Kaufman Field in Bloomington. (James Brosher / For The Star)

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

IU Student Building chime tradition revived

The camera is often a passport to places I otherwise would never be able to go. A recent example of this occurred last week when I had the opportunity to photograph an old tradition being revived at Indiana University: the playing of the alma mater on the IU Student Building chime. The weekly performance is being revived at the request of the IU President Michael A. McRobbie after he heard about the tradition from an alumnus. I was able to photograph IU’s curator of organs and carillons David Kazimir as he played the alma mater, “Hail to Old I.U.,” using wooden levers controlling the 14-bell chime in the tower.

David Kazimir

Indiana University’s Curator of Organs and Carillons David Kazimir shares a smile after performing “Hail to Old I.U.” on the chime atop the Student Building tower on Friday, May 1, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Student Building Chime

Levers that ring specifically-tuned bells are part of a solid white oak console that controls the chime atop Indiana University’s Student Building on Thursday, April 30, 2015. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Dr. Richard Fogel

Earlier this month I photographed Dr. Richard Fogel, a heart doctor at St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis, for a Wall Street Journal story outlining a recent dramatic increase in the price of a pair of heart medications, Isuprel (Isoproterenol) and Nitropress (Nitroprusside Sodium). The price hikes were not a result of improvements but rather the ownership: the prices rose drastically after the rights to the drugs were acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in earlier this year.

Richard Fogel

Dr. Richard Fogel poses for a portrait on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. Ascension Health, which operates 131 hospitals across the country including St. Vincent, estimates price hikes to a pair of life-saving heart drugs, Isuprel (Isoproterenol) and Nitropress (Nitroprusside Sodium), will triple its spending on the medications this year. The price hikes were not a result of improvements but rather the ownership: the prices rose drastically after the rights to the drugs were acquired by Valeant Pharmaceuticals in February. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

Richard Fogel

Dr. Richard Fogel, right, speaks with a patient Deanna Chrysler, of West York, Ill., during an appointment on Friday, April 3, 2015, at the St. Vincent Heart Center in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for The Wall Street Journal)

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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sigma Phi Epsilon wins Men’s Little 500

Men's Little 500

Sigma Phi Epsilon’s Sam Anderson is swarmed with fans after the team won the Men’s Little 500 on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Men's Little 500

Spectators watch the action between turns one and two during the Men’s Little 500 on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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