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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Michigan Rowing finishes 3rd at Big Ten Championships

Michigan Big Ten Rowing

The Michigan first varsity four crew paddles away from the dock during the Big Ten Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan Big Ten Rowing

The Michigan first novice eight crew returns to dock after competing during the Big Ten Rowing Championships on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Parenting in the United States without paid maternity leave

Earlier this year, I photographed a few mothers in Bloomington for an Al Jazeera story about the absence of paid maternity leave in the United States. The U.S. is the only industrialized nation without some form of paid maternity leave after childbirth.

Rebecca Warren

Rebecca Warren pets her cat, Peanut, while holding her son, Zachary, inside her office on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. Warren, the executive director of the Monroe County Humane Association, brings her infant son to work with her each day. (James Brosher/Al Jazeera)

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Indiana University through a plastic lens

I recently dusted off my Holga and shot a few rolls of 120 for the first time in years. As much as I love Instagram, it was nice to shoot without the instant gratification. My goal is to shoot more with my Holga this summer to force myself to be less reliant on the screen on the back of my digital SLRs. I feel like I often get into a rut where I’m shooting, shooting, shooting and not really seeing or thinking. That’s the great thing about the Holga: it forces me back to basics.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

Bernie Sanders campaigns at Indiana University

Bernie Sanders Rally

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, speaks from steps of the IU Auditorium to an overflow crowd of hundreds gathered around Showalter Fountain before his rally on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Sanders is campaigning for support for the upcoming Indiana Democratic Presidential Primary on Tuesday, May 3. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Bernie Sanders Rally

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-VT, reacts to the crowd as he takes the podium during a rally on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at the Indiana University Auditorium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Delta Tau Delta wins Men’s Little 500

Men's Little 500

Delta Tau Delta fans swarm rider Luke Tormoehlen after Tormoehlen sprinted the team to a win in the Men’s Little 500 on the final lap on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Men's Little 500

Delta Tau Delta’s Luke Tormoehlen leads a pack of riders through turn two during the Men’s Little 500 on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Phoenix Cycling sprints to victory in Women’s Little 500

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood (2) beats out Delta Gamma’s Kristen Bignal (3) to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Women's Little 500

Phoenix Cycling’s Tabitha Sherwood hugs a teammate after she out-sprinted a Delta Gamma rider to win the Women’s Little 500 on Friday, April 15, 2016, at Bill Armstrong Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Princeton, Indiana basketball standout Jackie Young

Jackie Young is arguably the best basketball player – boys or girls – in the state of Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate feature last week. It became clear how good she is as soon as I walked into the high school and saw her game jerseys framed on the wall outside of the gym. She doesn’t graduate until the end of May. In January, she broke Indiana’s all-time high school scoring record previously held by Damon Bailey. Next season she will play at Notre Dame.

I had not shot a “sportrait” (sports portrait) in a while. This assignment reminded me of a weekly feature we would shoot in Wyoming featuring high school athletes called “Prep Athlete of the Week” where we would conceptualize and photograph a sportrait on the fly. A special thanks to Princeton athletics director Jason Engelbrecht and girls basketball coach Charles Mair who were awesome and went out of their way to help me get everything set up for the shoot.

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young broke Damon Bailey’s Indiana high school career scoring record of 3,134. She will play for Notre Dame next season. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

Jackie Young

Princeton basketball standout Jackie Young poses for a portrait on Friday, April 1, 2016, in Princeton, Indiana. Young is an ALL USA TODAY basketball player of the year candidate. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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