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Friday, August 1, 2014

A belated farewell to South Bend

A week ago today, I left my staff photographer job at the South Bend Tribune. I did so to follow my fiancée, Barbara Harrington, who accepted a reporting position at WTIU/WFIU in Bloomington, Ind. Being able to photograph South Bend and Michiana for the past two and a half years was a tremendous experience. From the BCS National Championship Game in Miami to the local horseshoe pitching club, I was given the opportunity to photograph interesting people, places and stories. My favorite part about working at the Tribune was the opportunity to get out of the office and talk with people on assignments. I worked with a newsroom filled with some incredibly talented journalists. I will truly miss it. Leaving a safe staff job was a leap of faith. While I’m sad to leave the South Bend community, I have already felt a newfound jolt of creative energy in Bloomington. I’m not sure what the future holds at this point for me professionally, but I’m excited for the next chapter to begin. Stay tuned.

Mishawaka Horseshoe Pitching Club

Bus Kelver, left, of Osceola, reminisces with fellow members of the Mishawaka Horseshoe Pitching Club including Gene Ingle of Edwardsburg, Mich., on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at Bendix Park in Mishawaka. A group of lively old-timers gather at the park every Wednesday to toss horseshoes and engage in some friendly trash talking. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Navy Football

A formation of six F/A-18 Hornets from the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron, fly over Notre Dame Stadium as the Band of the Fighting Irish spells out “Irish” on the field before a game against Navy on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, at Notre Dame. The squadron did a flyover from the south before turning and flying over the stadium a second time, pictured, as they flew to the South Bend Regional Airport. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Lily Strang

Lily Strang, 6, listens as Bethel volleyball coach Kevin Ulmer talks to his players before a volleyball match against Grace College on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013, at Bethel College in Mishawaka. Strang, who suffers from Fanconi Anemia, signed a letter-of-intent to become a Bethel Pilot and was issued jersey No. 14 thanks to Team IMPACT, an organization that pairs children with serious chronic illnesses with college teams. On this night, the college collected donations in place of admission fees for Strang as part of a send-off. Strang is set to undergo a bone marrow transplant followed by a long isolation period. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Airport Travelers

A woman and child make their way past airline check in counters on Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at the South Bend Regional Airport. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame USC Football

Notre Dame wide receiver Justin Ferguson, center, celebrates with teammates in the Irish fan section after a 22-13 win against USC on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The win capped off an undefeated regular season for the Irish, propelling them to a berth in the BCS National Championship Game. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Michigan State Football

Fans in the Michigan State student section take a photo as they are highlighted by a shaft of light beaming through the stadium during a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Downtown South Bend First Friday

Jedediah Wells, of South Bend, reacts as a couple youngsters paint his neck during Downtown South Bend First Friday on Friday, April 5, 2013, along Michigan Street. Wells allowed passing patrons to grab a paintbrush and paint him from head to toe, including his teeth. He referred to himself as a “living piece of graffiti.” (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame DePaul Women's Basketball

Notre Dame’s Natalie Achonwa, left, slaps hands with teammate Ariel Braker as the starting lineup is introduced before a women’s NCAA college basketball against DePaul on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013, at the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. The No. 5 Irish defeated No. 25 DePaul 92-76. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Elkhart Officers Honored

Dressed as a police officer Carter Tripp, 2, takes a seat at the feet of his father, Elkhart police Cpl. Jason Tripp, during a resolution honoring Tripp and Cody Skipper for their part in ending an active shooter situation at a Elkhart Martin’s Super Market on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014, at the Indiana State Capitol in Indianapolis. Tripp and Skipper shot and killed gunman Shawn Walter Bair on Jan. 15, ending a rampage that left Krystle Dikes, 20, and Rachelle Godfread, 44, dead at the Martin’s on East Bristol Street in Elkhart. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Indiana University-South Bend Commencement

Kelsey Cramer carefully adjusts her cap with some help from Brenda Bickel, a member of the school’s General Studies alumni board, reflected in mirror, before the Indiana University-South Bend commencement exercises on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in the Purcell Pavilion at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Michigan State Football

Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford (33) gets physical with Notre Dame cornerback Bennett Jackson (2) during an NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Notre Dame. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

April Boughton

April Boughton attempts to blow a bubble as she competes in a game styled after NBC’s “Minute to Win It” on Thursday, April 19, 2012, at Hannah and Friends in South Bend, Ind. Boughton, 22, suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome. The condition is characterized in part by a constant sense of hunger that can lead to extreme binge eating. She comes to the facility a few times a week to play games and to groom horses at the stables. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame DePaul Basketball

Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste (2) goes over DePaul forward Donnavan Kirk (23) on a dunk attempt during a NCAA college men’s basketball game on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at the Purcell Pavilion. Auguste was unable to connect on the dunk. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Snow Emergency

Morning light illuminates steam rising from the St. Joseph River near “The Keepers of the Fire” sculpture on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, in downtown South Bend. Late Sunday the City of South Bend and the St. Joseph County Emergency Management Agency issued a Disaster Emergency Declaration effective through Tuesday, Jan. 7. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

Taylor Lizzi, a 10-year 4-H member from Bremen, reacts as a bucket of cold water is dumped over his head during a water fight in the dairy beef club’s wash stalls during the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair on Friday, July 4, 2014, in South Bend. Several club members took part in the water fight, marking an unofficial end to 4-H competition at this year’s fair. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn Lake Central Regional Basketball

Lake Central’s Tyler Ross (25) reacts after a 57-55 win against Penn in a high school boy’s basketball regional championship game on Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Michigan City, Ind. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Father Leonard Chrobot

The Rev. Leonard Chrobot poses for a portrait on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at St. Hedwig Catholic Church in South Bend. Chrobot is retiring as pastor on Aug. 1, but will continue to be the chaplain for the West Side Democratic Club’s Dyngus Day festivities. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame BYU Football

The Irish Guard stands at attention as the Band of the Fighting Irish performs after a 23-13 win against BYU on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Notre Dame. It was Notre Dame’s first game in the snow since 1992. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Dyngus Day

John Gregg, a former Indiana House speaker, watches the proceedings during Dyngus Day on April 9, 2012, at the West Side Democratic Club in South Bend. Gregg, who uses his distinctive mustache as a campaign logo, is hoping to become the first Indiana governor with a mustache since Samuel Moffett Ralston served from 1913 to 1917. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Penn Mishawaka Girl's Sectional Basketball

Penn’s Taylor Lutz (10) and Kaitlyn Marenyi, bottom right, compete for a loose ball with Mishawaka’s Taylor Parmley (23) and Paige Avery (1) during a high school girl’s basketball sectional championship game on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Penn High School near Mishawaka. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

428th Military Police Company Return

Army specialist Bryan Cureton shares a hug with his son, Jordan, 2, and wife, Brittany, after returning with fellow soldiers in the 428th Military Police Company on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the Army Reserve Center in South Bend. The U.S. Army Reserve unit has been stationed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba for the past year. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Niel Makielski

After ruining a few pieces of wood by cutting them unevenly and out of square, Niel Makielski pauses as he examines his table saw while working in his home wood shop on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, near South Bend. A warped blade was the culprit. Makielski, who is legally blind, suffers from macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in 60 and older Americans according to the National Eye Institute. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Notre Dame Alabama BCS National Championship

After a delay of game penalty Alabama offensive linesman Barrett Jones (75) shoves quarterback AJ McCarron (10) during the second half of the BCS National Championship Game on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Niles Family Fun Festival

Josh Martinez, left, wearing a Steve blockhead from the Minecraft video game, reacts after scoring in a game of cornhole with Aaron Smith, dressed as a Creeper character from the same game, during the Family Fun Festival on Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Niles. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

Downtown South Bend

Downtown South Bend is seen from the County-City Building on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. (James Brosher/South Bend Tribune)

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2 comments on “A belated farewell to South Bend”

  1. Karly Sinise says:

    Great photos Brosher!!! I loved looking through these.

  2. Thanks Karly!

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