Photojournalism

Lately: by Alexandra Wimley

It has been a busy month juggling work and final projects and exams, but luckily, this means I've been doing a ton of photo work. Here are some selections of singles and stories from the past weeks:

Midnight Marathon Bike Ride

Approximately 1,000 riders biked the Boston Marathon route beginning at midnight the night before the marathon on April 18 in Hopkington, Mass., and ending at the finish line in Downtown Boston. Riders took photos and chatted at the finish line before heading over to the Boston Common Coffee Co for a pancake breakfast at about 3 a.m.   

Israel Indie Freedom Fest

On Sunday afternoon, April 17, 2016, dozens of students attended the Indie Israel Freedom Fest on the Boston University Beach. The event, hosted by Boston University Students for Israel, featured camels, colored powder fights, a silent disco, and traditional food. Partway through the event, Boston Students for Justice in Palestine arrived at the event to protest. They chanted, help signs, and marched around the event. 

Brothers of the Sigma chapter of Alphi Phi Alpha (from left) William Belt, Yassine El Yousfi, Jamil Williams, and Ricky Rodriguez stand in front of the Massachusetts State House in Boston, Mass., on April 9, 2016, after leading a march from Marsh Plaza to speak out against Donald Trump's ideas and messages. 

Sarahfina Madden, 11, looks at a human brain during Boston University's B.R.A.I.N.  (Bringing Recognition and Interest to Neuroscience) Day April 10, 2016 in Boston University's George Sherman Union in Boston, Mass.

Over 20 Boston University students from various on-campus organizations competed in the Rhett's Challenge, an eating challenge where participants had to eat a triple bacon cheeseburger, a basket of hand-cut fries, a root beer and an eight-scoop ice cream sundae in thirty minutes on March 29, 2016 in Boston University's Metcalf Ballroom in Boston, Mass. The Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity hosted the event which raised money for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America organization.

Spring Break: Louisiana by Alexandra Wimley

Frankie (first image) and Patti Malloy of Vasherie, Louisiana crab near Pointe-aux-Chenes, Louisiana, an area deeply affected by coastal erosion and the damaging affects of the oil industry to the environment.

Basketball: Boston University vs. Lehigh University by Alexandra Wimley

Until recently, I wasn't a huge fan of shooting sports. I had gotten into a habit of focusing only on Boston University players, and only the action on the court, field or ice, because that was usually what was needed for The Daily Free Press, but now I am shooting sports for features, and therefor I am only on the hunt for stories; action doesn't mean much if there is no story behind it. I shot a great basketball game on Sunday that sparked a renewed interest in sports photography. It was an intense back-and-forth match with significant student support, which is unusual at a school like BU. It was a thrill to try to capture the tangible tension of the game and the excitement of winning. 

Donald Trump, a Zipcar Away by Alexandra Wimley

After the whirlwind that was studying and working abroad in New Zealand last semester and then spending ten days traveling solo in Europe, I wasn't ready to slow down when I arrived back in Boston. I can now say that I have as many jobs as I have classes (four), and I am shooting, editing, formatting, producing and story hunting every single day. I've always loved Henri Cartier-Bresson's quote — "Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." It's true with anything, the more you do it, the better you get, so this semester I am taking every opportunity to shoot and therefor improve.

Which brings me to this week, and how I found myself in Farmington, NH, in a high school gymnasium with Donald Trump. Going to school in Boston puts us student journalists in an incredible position to cover history every four years, and especially with the eccentric nature of this election, I am going to take full advantage of being on the doorstep of the country's first primary election. I'm already itching to get back to New Hampshire on voting day, but for now, here are my photos from the Donald J. Trump for President Rally on Monday, Jan. 25.

U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a Donald J. Trump for President Rally at Farmington High School, 40 Thayer Dr., Farmington, NH on Jan. 26, 2016.

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