Best of 2017

This year, my sixth as a full-time independent photographer, was another full one. I am so eternally grateful the work that comes my way … the things I am privileged to witness, the people who allow me into their lives and trust me to tell their stories. In 2017, that work included photographing a former U.S. President, the last Falcons game at the Georgia Dome, lots and lots of politics, telling the stories of residents on Atlanta’s historic Westside, a wedding that ended with a Waffle House kiss, running around in the woods with a militia, and an amazing Iron Bowl. These are my favorite images from the past year. Thank you for taking the time to look, and here’s to a stellar 2018!

Above, Carrichia Clark and her daughter in their new apartment in Atlanta’s English Avenue neighborhood. Carrichia, who had struggled with getting an apartment, was able to with the help of Westside on the Rise, an organization aimed at helping change the narrative and the lives of residents in Atlanta’s Westisde. Photographed on July 25, 2017 for Westside on the Rise.

Below are the rest of my favorites, in chronological order (I’ve included links wherever possible):

1/9/17 — Georgia Capitol. Photographed for The New York Times

1/14/17 — NFC Divisional Playoff game. Photographed for the Atlanta Falcons

1/19/17 — Mattie Mae Hunter, 97, in her home. Personal work.

1/21/17 — Women’s march in Atlanta. Photographed for The New York Times

1/22/17 — NFC Championship, Matt Ryan enters Georgia Dome for last time. Photographed for the Atlanta Falcons

1/23/17 — Paul Pierce. Photographed for The Players’ Tribune

1/28/17 — Shirey-Giarratana wedding. Photographed for the couple.


2/8/17 — Former President Jimmy Carter. Photographed for The New York Times

2/24/17 — Anthony’s Rolling Store. Photographed for The New York Times

2/28/17 — John T. Edge, at his home in Oxford, Miss. Photographed for Atlanta Magazine

4/2/17 — Georgia Security Force III%. Photographed for BuzzFeed News

4/5/17 — Debate for Sixth Congressional District. Photographed for The New York Times

4/7/17 — Stacey Abrams, Georgia gubernatorial candidate. Photographed for The New York Times

4/11/17 — Judson Hill, Republican candidate for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District. Photographed for The New York Times

6/7/2017 — Good Kupa Koffie, on Atlanta’s Westside. Photographed for The National

6/20/17 — Will McCall, Jon Ossoff supporter. Photographed for The New York Times

7/20/17 — Family of ShyShy Pate, who has been missing since 1998. Photographed for BuzzFeed News

8/7/2017 — UAB’s Shaq Jones. Photographed for The Players’ Tribune

8/21/17 — Solar eclipse. Personal work

8/27/17 — Confederate monument unveiling. Photographed for The Washington Post

9/9/17 — Vincent Fort, Atlanta mayoral candidate. Photographed for The Intercept

9/16/17 — UGA X on game day in Athens, Ga. Photographed for ESPN

10/7/17 — Waffle House on game day. Photographed for ESPN

10/27/17 — Mary Norwood, Atlanta mayoral candidate. Photographed for The New York Times

10/30/17 — Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta mayoral candidate. Photographed for The New York Times

11/10/17 — John Darsey, senior pastor at Redeemer Church Of Madison (Ga.). Photographed for The New York Times

11/18/17 — Football pride in Alabama. Photographed for The New York Times

11/22/17 — Atlanta skyline. Personal work

11/25/17 — Auburn’s Kerryon Johnson, scores against Alabama in the Iron Bowl. Photographed for Sports Illustrated

12/6/17 — Guy Raz, back stage during recording of “How I Built This”. Photographed for NPR

12/12/17 — Alabama Senate race, Roy Moore addresses crowd. Photographed for The New York Times

12/18/17 — Charles Gilchrist, mayor of Glencoe, Ala. Photographed for The Washington Post

 

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