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Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016 Pictures of the Year

University Grand Marshal Brian Horne, an Associate Professor of Music, carries the Mace to the stage to start the processional during the Indiana University Bloomington Undergraduate Commencement on Saturday, May 7, 2016, in Memorial Stadium. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Kasim McCarthy-Brown improvises dance moves joining the Movement Cooperative (MoCo) at IU for an impromptu cameo as they perform a traditional rain dance before the reveal of a Rainworks, a type of rain-activated artwork, during the CultureFest After Party on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Year in Instagrams

This year I went back and forth on whether I should continue to post only iPhone photos to Instagram. Now that the platform supports vertical and horizontal, non-square images I’ve seen a lot of DSLR images proliferate on Instagram. Ultimately, I decided to stick with the iPhone because it represents an interesting creative challenge to try to create with a cell phone camera. Nothing against the photographers who post DSLR images on Instagram, but personally I didn’t want it to become a place to merely post all my daily work. I have and continue to use Instagram as a creative challenge – in a good way. It forces me to visualize differently. One of my goals for 2017 is to post more often to Instagram than I did in the second half of 2016. This includes using the new(ish) Instagram Stories feature. Below are a few of my favorite Instagrams from 2016. Thanks for looking. Please consider following me on Instagram: @jamesbrosher.

Banners before the #iubb game against NebraskaBeautiful morning for a walk across the @iubloomington campus. It's starting to feel like spring.First #iubb game this seasonCombination of snow and fog this morning at @iubloomington.Monroe County Courthouse dome seen on beautiful winter morning from Poplars Parking Garage.A swimmer waits for her event at the #NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships.Evening light casts a shadow of tree branches on an Indiana University seal carved into the side of the Rose Well House.#NCAA Division II Swimming Championships.IU Student Building reflected in an #iubb ad across the street. Interstate 65Dad leaning on his “evil, wicked, mean and nasty” 1957 Chevy Bel Air.Aboard the Great American EscalatorCommencement underway at @iubloomington.The struggle is so real. Dinner and the viewFord Model A.Get lowMarion, Indiana.1957 Chevy.Earl is ready to move.Babs of the LakeFisherman out early on Lake OuachitaIU Block Party.Traditions and Spirit of IU.Lumber aisle.Beautiful morningSunset on Kirkwood.Fall foliage outside of @iumediaschool and Student Building at @iubloomington.A shaft of light illuminates an angel on the Christmas tree under the West Baden Springs Hotel dome.Walking in a winter wonderland

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Indiana University staff merit awards portraits

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to make portraits of a few Indiana University Bloomington employees who will be honored with staff merit awards next week. For the past several weeks, the only portraits I’ve shot have been lit and in the studio. It was refreshing to grab a 50 mm f/1.2 lens and challenge myself to find clean backgrounds in the environments where these staffers work on campus.

Indiana University Bloomington Staff Merit Awards

Gayle Higgins, Ostrom Workshop

Indiana University Bloomington Staff Merit Awards

Connie May, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Indiana University Bloomington Staff Merit Awards

Lee A. Walters, Facility Operations

Indiana University Bloomington Staff Merit Awards

Shing-Shong “Bruce” Shei, Computer Science

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Michigan Women’s Cross Country finishes 2nd at NCAAs

The fifth-ranked Michigan women’s cross country team finished second at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Led by a second-place overall finish from Erin Flynn, Michigan narrowly missed a national championship by a single point to Oregon.

Michigan at NCAA Division I Cross County Championships

Michigan’s Erin Finn (260) competes at the NCAA Division I Cross County Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Michigan at NCAA Division I Cross County Championships

Michigan runners including Erin Finn, center, sing “Hail to the Victors” after a second-place finish at the NCAA Division I Cross County Championships on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Penn wins state soccer championship

Penn Brebeuf Jesuit State Championship

Penn’s Maya Lacognato, right, and Kristina Lynch (24) celebrate a goal against Brebeuf Jesuit during the IHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Brebeuf Jesuit State Championship

Penn’s Molly McLaughlin (14) competes for the ball with Brebeuf Jesuit’s Hallie Pearson (19) and Alia Martin (23) during the IHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mishawaka Marian wins second-straight state soccer title

Mishawaka Marian Providence State Championship

Mishawaka Marian’s Johnathan Tavarez (8) celebrates after scoring a goal against Providence during the IHSAA Class A Boys Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. Marian won 4-0. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Mishawaka Marian Providence State Championship

Mishawaka Marian’s Jordan Morris, top, and Providence’s Nick Berry hit the turf after getting tangled while playing the ball during the IHSAA Class A Boys Soccer State Championship Game on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016, at Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis. Marian won 4-0. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Indiana University Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally

Indiana University Bloomington Homecoming Parade

Indiana University Cheerleaders perform at the pep rally following the IU Bloomington Homecoming Parade on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Indiana University Bloomington Homecoming Parade

Indiana University Marching Hundred Drum Major August Merback applauds a passing high school band as he waits to lead the band in the IU Bloomington Homecoming Parade along Woodlawn Avenue on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Indiana Pacers defeat Milwaukee Bucks in Evansville

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Myles Turner (33) defends a shot from Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) draws a flagrant foul from Indiana Pacers guard Jeff Teague (44) at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

NBA: Preseason-Milwaukee Bucks at Indiana Pacers

Indiana Pacers forward Lavoy Allen (5) and Milwaukee Bucks forward Michael Beasley (9) wait for a free throw at the Ford Center in Evansville, Ind. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016. (James Brosher/USA TODAY Sports)

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