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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Indiana University Welcome Week

Cliff Shen

Cliff Shen performs with the Breakdance Club at Indiana University during CultureFest at the Fine Arts Plaza on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Carla Smock, Mitch Whitted, Kaila Whitted, Cody Whitted

With direction from his fiancée Carla Smock, left, Mitch Whitted and his daughter, Kaila, help son Cody Whitted move into Teter Quad during early move-in at Indiana University Bloomington on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

A new view of the old fieldhouse at Indiana University

Last week, I did a few short drone flights in the evening for an IU Communications project. While I was out and the evening light was nice, I decided to get a few quick shots of this limestone trident on the side of the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC), the former home to the Indiana Men’s Basketball team. One of the coolest parts about drone photography is being able to see and capture things from angles otherwise not possible.

Indiana University Bloomington Summer Campus Scenics

A limestone trident adorns the side of the Wildermuth Intramural Center (WIC) during a summer day on the Indiana University Bloomington campus on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. From 1928 to 1960, this gym – formerly known as The Fieldhouse – was home to the Indiana Men’s Basketball team. The Hoosiers compiled a 234-74 record in the building. On Feb. 29, 1960 the last game played in the building for a crowd of 10,556 was a 99-83 victory against eventual national champions Ohio State, the Buckeyes only conference loss that season. In the building with the Buckeyes that night: a 6-4 forward from Orrville, Ohio, Robert Knight. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

‘Obamacare’ protection of pre-existing conditions

Last month I spent some time one afternoon photographing Debbie and Phil Carter at their farm in rural Vigo County, Indiana not far from Terre Haute for The New York Times. The article told the story of some people who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act’s regulations in regards to pre-existing conditions. Thanks to health care changes made under the ACA – also known as “Obamacare” – Debbie received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a bile duct disease. Because of rain, the Carters were working in their barn for most of the time I was with them. After I finished shooting, I chatted with them for close to an hour. I grew up in a rural farming community in Indiana, but I hadn’t photographed on a farm in several years. It was a nice change of pace to get out in the country away from Bloomington and Indianapolis for a shoot.

Debbie Carter

Stymied by a rainy day during planting season, Debbie Carter looks for a filter as her husband Phil, not pictured, performs maintenance on one of the couple’s farm tractors on Monday, May 1, 2017, in rural Vigo County, Ind. Debbie Carter received a liver transplant after being diagnosed with a bile duct disease thanks in part to changes made under the Affordable Care Act. “We would have lost the farm,” she said. (James Brosher for The New York Times)

Debbie Carter, Phil Carter

Debbie and Phil Carter stand in a field of butterweed on Monday, May 1, 2017, on their farm in rural Vigo County, Ind. (James Brosher for The New York Times)

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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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Indiana University Bloomington

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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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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Recent work for Indiana University

Winter Snow Campus Scenics

Evening light illuminates the Student Building tower as seen through the Sample Gates after a winter snowfall on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in the Old Crescent on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast

Members of the audience link arms to sing the Unity Anthem during the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Leadership Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in the Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall. The breakfast celebrated the legacy of Dr. King on the 30th anniversary of The King Holiday. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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