April 2019

Somerville and Cambridge firefighters respond to a two-alarm fire at at 916 Broadway on April 26, 2019.

Somerville and Cambridge firefighters respond to a two-alarm fire at at 916 Broadway on April 26, 2019.

Runners cool off while making their way up Heartbreak Hill during the 2019 Boston Marathon along Commonwealth Avenue in Newton on April 15, 2019.

Runners cool off while making their way up Heartbreak Hill during the 2019 Boston Marathon along Commonwealth Avenue in Newton on April 15, 2019.

Laura Gosenca, of Watertown, left, and Chelsea Zabel, of Cambridge, play the roles of Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo during a dress rehearsal of the Belmont Dramatic Club’s spring musical comedy 'Hot Mikado' at the Payson Park Church on April 23, 2019.

Laura Gosenca, of Watertown, left, and Chelsea Zabel, of Cambridge, play the roles of Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo during a dress rehearsal of the Belmont Dramatic Club’s spring musical comedy 'Hot Mikado' at the Payson Park Church on April 23, 2019.

(Left) Ashland's goalie Marcus Millard, center, fights for control of the ball against against Advanced Math & Science Academy's Nathan Li, left, and Evan Hardy, right, during the game  on April 8, 2019. (Right) Braintree captain Ava Morrissey, center, rallies with her teammates before the game against Lexington on April 16, 2019.

(Left) Ashland's goalie Marcus Millard, center, fights for control of the ball against against Advanced Math & Science Academy's Nathan Li, left, and Evan Hardy, right, during the game on April 8, 2019. (Right) Braintree captain Ava Morrissey, center, rallies with her teammates before the game against Lexington on April 16, 2019.

Luna, a four-month old English Black Labrador, chews on her leash after being introduced as the State Police's first-ever comfort dog during a press conference at the General Headquarters in Framingham on April 25, 2019.

Luna, a four-month old English Black Labrador, chews on her leash after being introduced as the State Police's first-ever comfort dog during a press conference at the General Headquarters in Framingham on April 25, 2019.

(Left) Judges Frankie Celi and Sylvia Whitney laugh as comedian Jimmy Tingle reveals his scorecard during Dancing with the Belmont Stars at the Beech Street Center in Belmont on April 5, 2019. (Right) Juni Kobayashi, director of Odaiko New England, drums with a student during the Taiko drumming class taught at the Regent Underground in Arlington on April 1, 2019.

(Left) Judges Frankie Celi and Sylvia Whitney laugh as comedian Jimmy Tingle reveals his scorecard during Dancing with the Belmont Stars at the Beech Street Center in Belmont on April 5, 2019. (Right) Juni Kobayashi, director of Odaiko New England, drums with a student during the Taiko drumming class taught at the Regent Underground in Arlington on April 1, 2019.

Kairi Thomas, left, watches while Dylan Ross, both of Belmont, skateboards along Oak Ave during a sunny afternoon in Belmont on April 1, 2019.

Kairi Thomas, left, watches while Dylan Ross, both of Belmont, skateboards along Oak Ave during a sunny afternoon in Belmont on April 1, 2019.

Newton South junior Doneal Jones bumps the ball during the game against Arlington in Newton on April 1, 2019.

Newton South junior Doneal Jones bumps the ball during the game against Arlington in Newton on April 1, 2019.

Rivers sophomore Tayja Sallie stretches before AAU basketball practice at the Rivers School in Weston on April 4, 2019.

Rivers sophomore Tayja Sallie stretches before AAU basketball practice at the Rivers School in Weston on April 4, 2019.

(Left) Emerson Santoro, 6, of Concord, center, leads the charge to find eggs during the 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Field on April 19, 2019. (Right) Khadijah Fitten, 10, of Framingham, reads the Bible during the Easter Community Celebration at the Greater Framingham Community Church on April 21, 2019.

(Left) Emerson Santoro, 6, of Concord, center, leads the charge to find eggs during the 3rd annual Easter Egg Hunt at Memorial Field on April 19, 2019. (Right) Khadijah Fitten, 10, of Framingham, reads the Bible during the Easter Community Celebration at the Greater Framingham Community Church on April 21, 2019.

Kristin Griffin, of Cambridge, holds a sign while listening to the names of 2018 mass shooting victims at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on April 19, 2019.

Kristin Griffin, of Cambridge, holds a sign while listening to the names of 2018 mass shooting victims at the Old Cambridge Baptist Church on April 19, 2019.

March 2019


Amber Iqbal, of Lexington, right, receives a hug from interfaith supporter Carla Bradford, of Bedford, before entering the Islamic Center of Burlington for Jumu'ah on March 22, 2019

Amber Iqbal, of Lexington, right, receives a hug from interfaith supporter Carla Bradford, of Bedford, before entering the Islamic Center of Burlington for Jumu'ah on March 22, 2019

(Left) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, left, and State Rep. James Arciero play mini-golf during the annual fundraiser for the new Reuben Hoar Library on March 22, 2019. (Right) Honoree Margareth Basilio Shepard smiles while speaking onstage during the 'Women Making History Now' awards ceremony at Framingham State University on March 25, 2019.

(Left) State Sen. Jamie Eldridge, left, and State Rep. James Arciero play mini-golf during the annual fundraiser for the new Reuben Hoar Library on March 22, 2019. (Right) Honoree Margareth Basilio Shepard smiles while speaking onstage during the 'Women Making History Now' awards ceremony at Framingham State University on March 25, 2019.

Emory Carroll, of Bedford, left, prepares to march with the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps before the annual Town Meeting at the Cary Memorial Building in Lexington on March 25, 2019

Emory Carroll, of Bedford, left, prepares to march with the William Diamond Junior Fife and Drum Corps before the annual Town Meeting at the Cary Memorial Building in Lexington on March 25, 2019

(Left) Richard Wright, of Acton, receives his cross of ashes from his car from during the Church of the Good Shepherd's 'Ashes to Go' program on Ash Wednesday outside of the South Acton Train Station on Mar. 6, 2019. (Right) Lochlan Barretti, 5, of Westborough, picks out a doughnut with his cousin Jen Sarno, of Worcester, at Rocco’s Doughnuts Company in Westborough on March 28, 2019.

(Left) Richard Wright, of Acton, receives his cross of ashes from his car from during the Church of the Good Shepherd's 'Ashes to Go' program on Ash Wednesday outside of the South Acton Train Station on Mar. 6, 2019. (Right) Lochlan Barretti, 5, of Westborough, picks out a doughnut with his cousin Jen Sarno, of Worcester, at Rocco’s Doughnuts Company in Westborough on March 28, 2019.

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(Left) Cambridge captain Grace Austin rallies with her teammates before the game against Matignon at Danehy Field in Cambridge on March 29, 2019. (Right) The varsity and junior varsity boys lacrosse teams huddle during a practice at Dover-Sherborn High School on March 26, 2019.

(Left) Cambridge captain Grace Austin rallies with her teammates before the game against Matignon at Danehy Field in Cambridge on March 29, 2019. (Right) The varsity and junior varsity boys lacrosse teams huddle during a practice at Dover-Sherborn High School on March 26, 2019.

Sarah Szegedi, 13, of Belmont, looks ahead at the course before racing in the Arlington Soap Box Derby at the Cambridgeside Mall on Mar. 17, 2019.

Sarah Szegedi, 13, of Belmont, looks ahead at the course before racing in the Arlington Soap Box Derby at the Cambridgeside Mall on Mar. 17, 2019.

(Left) Hudson senior Joey Cammarata celebrates with senior captain Tim Person after winning the game against Greater Lowell at Worcester Polytech Institute Worcester on Mar. 5, 2019. (Right) Dover-Sherborn junior Noah Canty goes up for a basket during the game against Sutton at WPI in Worcester on Mar. 5, 2019.

(Left) Hudson senior Joey Cammarata celebrates with senior captain Tim Person after winning the game against Greater Lowell at Worcester Polytech Institute Worcester on Mar. 5, 2019. (Right) Dover-Sherborn junior Noah Canty goes up for a basket during the game against Sutton at WPI in Worcester on Mar. 5, 2019.

Hopkinton assistant coach Scott O’Connor hugs junior Kyle Rogers after the Mountaineers of Wachusett Regional defeated the Hillers, 3-2, in the Division 3 state championship game at the TD Garden in Boston, March 17, 2019

Hopkinton assistant coach Scott O’Connor hugs junior Kyle Rogers after the Mountaineers of Wachusett Regional defeated the Hillers, 3-2, in the Division 3 state championship game at the TD Garden in Boston, March 17, 2019

(Left) Belmont High senior captain Jake Herlihy, left, celebrates with Chuck Mantsavinos after winning the game against Arlington in Belmont on Mar. 1, 2019. (Right) Westborough senior Quinn Donovan is fouled by Wayland junior Jaden Brewington during the game at the Kneller Center in Worcester on Mar. 4, 2019.

(Left) Belmont High senior captain Jake Herlihy, left, celebrates with Chuck Mantsavinos after winning the game against Arlington in Belmont on Mar. 1, 2019. (Right) Westborough senior Quinn Donovan is fouled by Wayland junior Jaden Brewington during the game at the Kneller Center in Worcester on Mar. 4, 2019.

Wellesley players celebrate after winning the game against Notre Dame at TD Garden on Mar. 17, 2019. [Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ruby Wallau]

Wellesley players celebrate after winning the game against Notre Dame at TD Garden on Mar. 17, 2019. [Daily News and Wicked Local Staff Photo/Ruby Wallau]

(Left) Arlington fans react after the ball is turned over to Belmont during the game in Belmont on Mar. 1, 2019. (Right) Nashoba senior Julia Roth lifts her coach's son Patrick Seabury, 4, in celebration after winning the game against Saint Peter-Marian at the Kneller Center in Worcester on Mar. 4, 2019.

(Left) Arlington fans react after the ball is turned over to Belmont during the game in Belmont on Mar. 1, 2019. (Right) Nashoba senior Julia Roth lifts her coach's son Patrick Seabury, 4, in celebration after winning the game against Saint Peter-Marian at the Kneller Center in Worcester on Mar. 4, 2019.

February 2019

Natick senior Jay Sant uses a lunch tray to sled with freshman Josh Libby on his back during the Alpine State Championship at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area on Feb. 27, 2019.

Natick senior Jay Sant uses a lunch tray to sled with freshman Josh Libby on his back during the Alpine State Championship at Wachusett Mountain Ski Area on Feb. 27, 2019.

(Left) Watertown senior captain Luke Murphy celebrates winning the game against Wayland. (Right) Watertown juniors Jonathan Auerbach, left, and Hakeem Hirji celebrate winning the game against Wayland at John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown on Feb. 28, 2019.

(Left) Watertown senior captain Luke Murphy celebrates winning the game against Wayland. (Right) Watertown juniors Jonathan Auerbach, left, and Hakeem Hirji celebrate winning the game against Wayland at John A. Ryan Arena in Watertown on Feb. 28, 2019.

Hudson senior captain Tim Person hugs his father Rich Person after scoring his 1000th career point during the game against Gardner in Hudson on Feb. 26, 2019.

Hudson senior captain Tim Person hugs his father Rich Person after scoring his 1000th career point during the game against Gardner in Hudson on Feb. 26, 2019.

(Left) Framingham freshman Ava Sullivan defends against Latin Academy/Fontbonne during the Flyers' Inclusion Cup at Loring Arena on Feb. 19, 2019. (Right) Sophomore Alicia Grassia plays the mellophone from the bleachers with the Belmont High School Band before the "Coach Lyons Court" naming ceremony at Belmont High School on Feb. 8, 2019.

(Left) Framingham freshman Ava Sullivan defends against Latin Academy/Fontbonne during the Flyers' Inclusion Cup at Loring Arena on Feb. 19, 2019. (Right) Sophomore Alicia Grassia plays the mellophone from the bleachers with the Belmont High School Band before the "Coach Lyons Court" naming ceremony at Belmont High School on Feb. 8, 2019.

David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music, plays the banjo in the hallway during the annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival at the Sheraton in Framingham on Feb. 16, 2019.

David Hollender, professor at Berklee College of Music, plays the banjo in the hallway during the annual Joe Val Bluegrass Festival at the Sheraton in Framingham on Feb. 16, 2019.

(Left) (L-R) Wellesley senior Isabella Kogon and juniors Anna Glashow and Caroline Harding react to Wellesley stealing the ball from Walpole during the game in Wellesley on Feb. 25, 2019. (Right) Belmont players cheer for senior Megan Tan during the starting lineup announcement before the game against Reading in Belmont on Feb. 8, 2019.

(Left) (L-R) Wellesley senior Isabella Kogon and juniors Anna Glashow and Caroline Harding react to Wellesley stealing the ball from Walpole during the game in Wellesley on Feb. 25, 2019. (Right) Belmont players cheer for senior Megan Tan during the starting lineup announcement before the game against Reading in Belmont on Feb. 8, 2019.

Liz Keegan, of Belmont, right, dances during the Council on Aging's Zumba class at Beech Street Center in Belmont on Feb. 21, 2019.

Liz Keegan, of Belmont, right, dances during the Council on Aging's Zumba class at Beech Street Center in Belmont on Feb. 21, 2019.

(Left) Assistant teacher Edna Semprum wears a wig while teaching the alphabet during Patriots Pride Day at Potter Road School in Framingham on Feb. 1, 2019. (Right) Natalie Quinn, left, and Maya Saris, both 7 and of Framingham, surprise Framingham players as they leave the locker room during their game against Latin Academy/Fontbonne at Loring Arena on Feb. 19, 2019.

(Left) Assistant teacher Edna Semprum wears a wig while teaching the alphabet during Patriots Pride Day at Potter Road School in Framingham on Feb. 1, 2019. (Right) Natalie Quinn, left, and Maya Saris, both 7 and of Framingham, surprise Framingham players as they leave the locker room during their game against Latin Academy/Fontbonne at Loring Arena on Feb. 19, 2019.

January 2019

January started the new year with challenging stories, strong girls and our first winter storm. One of my favorite stories of the month was photographing the young women who attend the Cambridge Police’s Youth Boxing class. I loved documenting a program that focuses on building the confidence of girls and teaching them both physical and emotional strength.

I also worked on several stories this month profiling children and young adults fighting disease. My worry in these situations is that my subject will feel like my presence is an intrusion, so I am grateful to have an editor who gives me the time just to sit with these families and let photos unfold naturally. I am also grateful to have met the families of Finn and Jake who have faced their challenges with such grace and strength.

Looking ahead to the upcoming year, I hope to grow as a photojournalist by strengthening my portrait photography, always looking for creative compositions, working on more long-form stories and perhaps even producing some videos.

Two-year-old Finn is nearly blind. He and his twin brother Mack were born premature at 24 weeks. Shortly after, his family learned Finn had an eye cancer and cerebral palsy. His conditions make it difficult for him to distinguish his toys in the bright light or see the distance between the dark chairs and hardwood floor. With funds from an Advocates grant, his family was able to purchase a brightly colored rug to help make sense of his environment. “For strangers to award us this meant so much to us,” His mother Shannon said. “It’s hard when you want to give them everything you can and sometimes you can’t.”

Two-year-old Finn is nearly blind. He and his twin brother Mack were born premature at 24 weeks. Shortly after, his family learned Finn had an eye cancer and cerebral palsy. His conditions make it difficult for him to distinguish his toys in the bright light or see the distance between the dark chairs and hardwood floor. With funds from an Advocates grant, his family was able to purchase a brightly colored rug to help make sense of his environment. “For strangers to award us this meant so much to us,” His mother Shannon said. “It’s hard when you want to give them everything you can and sometimes you can’t.”

(Left) Bea Camozzi, 4, of Cambridge, climbs on top of a pile of snow outside of the Harvard Science Center after the first winter storm in Cambridge on January 20, 2019. (Right) Burlington senior captain Chris Ganshirt holds a chalked hand behind his back before competing in the Pommel Horse during the meet against Lowell in Burlington on January 25, 2019.

(Left) Bea Camozzi, 4, of Cambridge, climbs on top of a pile of snow outside of the Harvard Science Center after the first winter storm in Cambridge on January 20, 2019. (Right) Burlington senior captain Chris Ganshirt holds a chalked hand behind his back before competing in the Pommel Horse during the meet against Lowell in Burlington on January 25, 2019.

Tessa Duclos-Mazzone, 12, of Cambridge, practices boxing techniques using a punching bag during the Cambridge Police Youth Boxing Program at the Cambridge YMCA on January 24, 2019.

Tessa Duclos-Mazzone, 12, of Cambridge, practices boxing techniques using a punching bag during the Cambridge Police Youth Boxing Program at the Cambridge YMCA on January 24, 2019.

(Left) Lexington senior David Arena, juniors Charles Yang and Arushi Kalpande and senior Nick Rommel pose for a promotional photo before competing on an episode of High School Quiz Show against Boston Latin School at WGBH studios in Boston on January 19, 2019. (Right) Third grade student Lily Audran practices yoga during the annual Genius Day at Johnson Elementary School in Natick on Jan. 09, 2019.

(Left) Lexington senior David Arena, juniors Charles Yang and Arushi Kalpande and senior Nick Rommel pose for a promotional photo before competing on an episode of High School Quiz Show against Boston Latin School at WGBH studios in Boston on January 19, 2019. (Right) Third grade student Lily Audran practices yoga during the annual Genius Day at Johnson Elementary School in Natick on Jan. 09, 2019.

Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, Framingham Police Lieutenant Harry Wareham, Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask, WGBH News reporter Phillip Martin and Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. link arms for the closing benediction during the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by the Greater Framingham Community Church at Verve Crowne Plaza on January 21, 2019.

Rev. Bernadette Hickman-Maynard, Framingham Police Lieutenant Harry Wareham, Framingham Police Chief Steven Trask, WGBH News reporter Phillip Martin and Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, Jr. link arms for the closing benediction during the 32nd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Breakfast hosted by the Greater Framingham Community Church at Verve Crowne Plaza on January 21, 2019.

(Left) Algonquin senior captain Sean Cullen celebrates a point during the game against Belmont at TD Garden on Jan. 06, 2019. (Right) Newton South senior captain Salman Cheema goes up for a basket during the game against Natick in Newton on January 28, 2019.

(Left) Algonquin senior captain Sean Cullen celebrates a point during the game against Belmont at TD Garden on Jan. 06, 2019. (Right) Newton South senior captain Salman Cheema goes up for a basket during the game against Natick in Newton on January 28, 2019.

Jake Silver receives a hug during a basketball game at Ashland High School on January 18, 2019. Silver is hoping to cross items off of his bucket list, which includes seeing the Super Bowl, before his fight with osteosarcoma comes to an end.

Jake Silver receives a hug during a basketball game at Ashland High School on January 18, 2019. Silver is hoping to cross items off of his bucket list, which includes seeing the Super Bowl, before his fight with osteosarcoma comes to an end.

December 2018

 
Justen Ling, 7, of Natick, roller skates on the rink at Roller Kingdom in Hudson on Dec. 15, 2018.

Justen Ling, 7, of Natick, roller skates on the rink at Roller Kingdom in Hudson on Dec. 15, 2018.

(Left) Wayland juniors Laura Foley and Isabella Arenas, freshman Sammy Johnson and senior Sam Neuman cheer for their teammates from the bench during the game against Lincoln-Sudbury in Wayland on Dec. 11, 2018. (Right) Emily McCue holds up Jack McCue, 2, both of Waltham, as he watches the game against Newton at Veterans Rink in Waltham on Dec. 10, 2018.

(Left) Wayland juniors Laura Foley and Isabella Arenas, freshman Sammy Johnson and senior Sam Neuman cheer for their teammates from the bench during the game against Lincoln-Sudbury in Wayland on Dec. 11, 2018. (Right) Emily McCue holds up Jack McCue, 2, both of Waltham, as he watches the game against Newton at Veterans Rink in Waltham on Dec. 10, 2018.

Peter Lovis, owner of the Concord Cheese Shop, rolls out the 400-pound wheel of Italian Crucolo Cheese during the 2018 Crucolo Cheese Parade in Concord on Dec. 6, 2018.

Peter Lovis, owner of the Concord Cheese Shop, rolls out the 400-pound wheel of Italian Crucolo Cheese during the 2018 Crucolo Cheese Parade in Concord on Dec. 6, 2018.

(Left) Senior Amanda Fawell performs "Mamma Mia" as Donna during a dress rehearsal for Mamma Mia at Framingham High School on Dec. 4, 2018. (Right) Sophomore Cassie Quinn, a backstage singer, watches the soundcheck before a dress rehearsal for Mamma Mia.

(Left) Senior Amanda Fawell performs "Mamma Mia" as Donna during a dress rehearsal for Mamma Mia at Framingham High School on Dec. 4, 2018. (Right) Sophomore Cassie Quinn, a backstage singer, watches the soundcheck before a dress rehearsal for Mamma Mia.

After serving four years in prison for drug charges, Cheniel Garcia changed his life. When he became friends with lifetime inmates, Garcia realized he was lucky to have an opportunity for a second chance. He focused on eating less and exercising more, he lost 212 pounds. He joined a barber education program and focused on his faith. Now, four months after being released, Garcia works full-time at the Dream Team Barber Shop and continues to stay clean. "Every day I was in prison, I had to learn something new. I couldn’t let prison shut me down.”

After serving four years in prison for drug charges, Cheniel Garcia changed his life. When he became friends with lifetime inmates, Garcia realized he was lucky to have an opportunity for a second chance. He focused on eating less and exercising more, he lost 212 pounds. He joined a barber education program and focused on his faith. Now, four months after being released, Garcia works full-time at the Dream Team Barber Shop and continues to stay clean. "Every day I was in prison, I had to learn something new. I couldn’t let prison shut me down.”

October 2018

October brought both challenges and opportunities to grow as a photographer. On one of my flat tire days (somehow I managed to get two different flats this month) I missed my morning assignments, but ended up stumbling across the filming of Little Women during a beautiful day in Minuteman National Park. The waning available light at high school sport events has only pushed me to search out moments of emotion instead of action. During a high school walkout, I was told by a principal that I could not photograph on school property. At the time, my words failed me, but now I will be prepared in the future to better articulate why it was important for the event to be documented. One of my favorite events to photograph this month was the NASCAR Whelen tour. I had never really even watched a race on television, let alone visited a speedway, so it was challenging to learn when and where to be to photograph the action. But I was also forced to think creatively while being out of my comfort zone and I look forward to photographing more races in the future.

Adoption counselor Michael Radulski pets six year old Lars, one of the four Saluki dogs rescued from Qatar available for adoption, at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

Adoption counselor Michael Radulski pets six year old Lars, one of the four Saluki dogs rescued from Qatar available for adoption, at Buddy Dog Humane Society in Sudbury.

(Left) Stand-in actors row past the the Old Manse Boat House along the Concord River during filming of "Little Women" at the Minute Man National Historical Park. (Right) (L-R) Truman Faroni, 9, Lennon Faroni, 5, and Alden Faroni, 11, all of Belmont, enjoy their caramel apples at Wilson Farm in Lexington.

(Left) Stand-in actors row past the the Old Manse Boat House along the Concord River during filming of "Little Women" at the Minute Man National Historical Park. (Right) (L-R) Truman Faroni, 9, Lennon Faroni, 5, and Alden Faroni, 11, all of Belmont, enjoy their caramel apples at Wilson Farm in Lexington.

Shawn Solomito, driver of the #66 Chevrolet Acme Sanitary, Natural Design Concept, during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco World Series 150.

Shawn Solomito, driver of the #66 Chevrolet Acme Sanitary, Natural Design Concept, during the NASCAR Whelen Modified Tour Sunoco World Series 150.

(Left) Holliston senior captain Scott Elliott celebrates their 48-0 win against Ashland. (Right) Concord-Carlisle senior Phoebe Meyerson, junior Emily Harrington and senior Caroline Stevenson pose with their temporary "Psych Night" tattoos.

(Left) Holliston senior captain Scott Elliott celebrates their 48-0 win against Ashland. (Right) Concord-Carlisle senior Phoebe Meyerson, junior Emily Harrington and senior Caroline Stevenson pose with their temporary "Psych Night" tattoos.

Carmen Garcia poses for a portrait at her family's home in Framingham. After moving from Puerto Rico, Garcia receives support from the Neighbor Brigade while she undergoes chemotherapy treatments.

Carmen Garcia poses for a portrait at her family's home in Framingham. After moving from Puerto Rico, Garcia receives support from the Neighbor Brigade while she undergoes chemotherapy treatments.

(Left) Senior Isa Dray and junior Lucia Kolk hold hands during a walkout to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court at Arlington High School. (Right) Camille Bernstein, left, and Heather Martin, both of Franklin, share a moment during the Service of Comfort, Consolation, and Solidarity hosted by the Franklin Interfaith Council at St. John's Episcopal Church.

(Left) Senior Isa Dray and junior Lucia Kolk hold hands during a walkout to protest Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court at Arlington High School. (Right) Camille Bernstein, left, and Heather Martin, both of Franklin, share a moment during the Service of Comfort, Consolation, and Solidarity hosted by the Franklin Interfaith Council at St. John's Episcopal Church.

September 2018

Sports, sports, sports! I have spent most of my shifts at high school gymnasiums and football fields this month. Despite being determined to avoid these places when I was a high schooler, I have come to love the challenge of photographing new sports and trying to improve with each game. My favorite assignment this month was photographing the closing party at Paradise, a long-standing gay nightclub in Cambridge. It was challenging to make frames with the dark lighting and to also maintained the anonymity of the club's patrons, but I ended up finding a quiet moment during Rico's go-go dance. 

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August 2018

I learn every day when I’m carrying my camera. How to be patient when waiting for a perfect moment. How to find new ways to capture light. How to listen to stories of loss and seek out moments of happiness. 

I’ll be happy to put the 90 degree days behind us and I look forward to photographing Massachusetts in the fall weather. 

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July 2018

July was my first month working full time as a photojournalist with the MetroWest Daily News. I feel privileged to have a job that allows me to meet new people and explore new places every day. I am so grateful to all of the people that have let me enter their lives so far. This month brought me to triathlons, playgrounds, protests, circus tents, arm wrestling arenas and, of course…puppies. I can’t wait to continue working and improving my photography with every assignment. 

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