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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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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Michigan dominates Indiana as Carol Hutchins becomes all-time winningest coach in NCAA softball history

This weekend I had the opportunity to document history for the University of Michigan as its softball coach Carol Hutchins captured her 1,458th career win to become the all-time winningest coach in NCAA softball history. No. 2 Michigan dominated Indiana on an extremely windy day in Bloomington to win 8-0 in five innings.

Carol Hutchins

Michigan players celebrate with head coach Carol Hutchins after her 1,458th win following an 8-0 win against Indiana in an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Kelly Christner

Michigan’s Kelly Christner (21) fields a ball in the outfield during an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

Abby Ramirez, Sierra Romero

Michigan’s Abby Ramirez, left, and Sierra Romero (32) field a ball in the infield during an NCAA college softball game on Saturday, April 2, 2016, in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Indiana University’s jukebox doctor

Back in December, I photographed Indiana University Professor David Bish servicing IU Bloomington’s last remaining jukebox for an Inside IU Bloomington feature story. The jukebox, a 1937 Rock-Ola, is loaded with 78-RPM vinyl records featuring Hoagy Carmichael compositions and sits in the room named after the famous composer in Memorial Hall. Dr. Bish collects and works on old jukeboxes. When he’s not servicing jukeboxes, he teaches and studies Geology and Mineralogy. He and a university colleague developed two instruments for NASA’s Curiosity Rover that landed on Mars in 2012.

Indiana University Jukebox Professor

Indiana University Jukebox Professor

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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

This weekend I photographed the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships for the Drury University’s athletics department. This was my first time photographing at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis and I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of light. When I’ve photographed swimming in the past, it has always been inside of darkly-illuminated high schools. The Drury women’s team finished fourth and the men’s team finished sixth.

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Zuzanna Chwadeczko, left, sits against a wall to help discipate lactic acid in her legs before the 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Stanislav Kuzmin competes in the consolation final of the men’s 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Penn defeats Columbus North for first state championship

I photographed the Penn girls basketball team last night as they faced Columbus North for the IHSAA Class 4A state championship. The game was a freelance gig for my former employer, the South Bend Tribune. It was a cool experience to see a few familiar faces in the media room and on the court. Penn won 68-48, capturing the school’s first state championship.

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn players celebrate by piling up on the court after a 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

Penn Columbus North State Championship

Penn head coach Kristi Kaniewski UIrich hugs guard Kamra Solomon (44) in the closing seconds of Penn’s 68-48 win against Columbus North in the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship Game on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. (James Brosher for South Bend Tribune)

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