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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, June 5, 2017

Stars of HGTV’s ‘Good Bones’

This is a quick portrait I shot recently of the mother-daughter duo – and Indiana University alumnae – who star in HGTV’s, “Good Bones”, a home renovation show filmed in Indianapolis’ resurgent Fountain Square neighborhood.

Mina Starsiak Hawk, Karen E Laine

Mina Starsiak Hawk, left, and Karen E Laine pose for a photo on the porch of their office in Indianapolis on Thursday, May 18, 2017. The mother-daughter team are the stars of HGTV’s “Good Bones” where they rehab homes in Indianapolis’ Fountain Square neighborhood. Starsiak Hawk is a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington and Laine is a graduate of the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Black Key Bulls wins 67th Men’s Little 500

The Black Key Bulls rode away from the field late in the race to win the 67th running of the Men’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is the team’s second Little 500 championship in four years.

Black Key Bulls rider Kevin Mangel rides to a victory in the Men's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Black Key Bulls rider Kevin Mangel rides to a victory in the Men’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Riders compete in the 67th running of the Men's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Eric Rudd and James Brosher/IU Communications)

Riders compete in the 67th running of the Men’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Saturday, April 22, 2017. (Eric Rudd and James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kappa Alpha Theta wins 30th Women’s Little 500

Kappa Alpha Theta broke away from the leading pack late in the race and resisted a challenge from Alpha Omicron Pi in the closing laps to win the 30th running of the Women’s Little 500 at Indiana University. The win is Theta’s seventh Little 500 title.

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Sorority sisters swarm Kappa Alpha Theta rider Grace Bennett after the team won the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women's Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Cru Cycling rider Emma McCardwell, left, falls to the cinder as she wrecks with Phi Mu rider Abby Vehrs during the Women’s Little 500 at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Friday, April 21, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Little 500 Team Pursuit

Chase Van Halen

Pi Kappa Alpha rider Chase Van Halen warms up on rollers outside of turn three during Little 500 Team Pursuit at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

Little 500: Team Pursuit

A rider from Sigma Phi Epsilon competes during Little 500 Team Pursuit at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (James Brosher/IU Communications)

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