As students of the University of Michigan, it's easy to forget that this town isn't made up of solely 20-something-year-old transplants. On Saturday, CameraMall hosted a street photography workshop taught by the renowned, Detroit-based, street photographer Andy Shields. With the students fleeing town for fall break, this presented an interesting opportunity to document the lives of a wider variety of Ann Arbor residents. So I took to the streets.
The 22nd annual DeVries-Vanderkooy Memorial lecture, an event organized by the University of Michigan Germanic Languages and Literatures program to spread information about Dutch society, was held Thursday evening and featured a presentation by Gea Sijpkes, CEO of Humanitas Deventer, a long-term elderly care facility in the Netherlands.
University of Michigan faculty gathered outside the C.C. Little Building Thursday afternoon to take part in an informational picket in support of recent student activism calling for the renaming of the building. Faculty members distributed flyers pointing to former University President Clarence Cook Little’s support for eugenic, anti-immigrant and anti-miscegenation movements as reason to change the building’s name.
On Friday September 15th, I headed to the Diag to photograph my friends’ band, Shmongo, at an event hosted by Stamp Nation, a student organization devoted to student musicians. Shmongo is made up of five students in the school of Music, Theatre & Dance: Geoff Brown, Aaron Willette, Jacob Suagrman, Ryan Cox and Joey Fortino. Having a large DSLR camera in my hands didn’t stop me from dancing to the music. It is almost impossible not to have a great time at a Shmongo concert. The band never fails to create a special experience for its audience.
Approximately 400 Ann Arbor community members embarked in unseasonably warm temperatures to raise awareness for suicide education and prevention by participating in the Out of the Darkness community walk Saturday morning in West Park.
On September 14 and 17, I photographed two women’s soccer games. It was an incredible feeling to be shooting sports again. I started the fall 2016 semester shooting women’s soccer, and it felt like I was coming full circle for my last year at the Daily. One of my favorite things about covering sports isn't necessarily the peak actions themselves, but rather the intimate moments in between plays. Here are some of my favorite frames from the past week.
Thousands of scientists, teachers and allies gathered in the Diag Saturday afternoon to take part in the March for Science, an event organized to celebrate science and to improve dialogue between the scientific community and the public.