Congratulations to Sarah Ann Jump and Zack DeClerk for winning this week’s photo of the week!
Nyota Kamali, 8, is a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo who recently arrived in the United States and moved into an apartment with her family in Rochester, NY. Saint’s Place prepared the apartment before her family moved in, providing furniture, decorations and toys. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump
Bradley Loce, 56, takes a quiet moment in his Dorothy Day House apartment in Rochester, NY on Feb. 23, 2014. “My son hasn’t talked to me in fifteen years. He’s ashamed of me because I’m a drunk. Can’t blame him. I’m not a criminal though.”
Bradley has suffered from alcoholism his entire life, has struggled with chronic homelessness and mental illness diagnosis that he rejects, refusing medication. The Dorothy Day House has been in place since late 2012, providing a housing first solution for people that are on the streets. Photo by Zack DeClerk
Bradley Loce, 56, sits and drinks along Orion Alley in Rochester, NY on Feb. 23, 2014. “I’ve always lived in the South Wedge. I remember, as a kid, going to see a film at the Fine Arts Theatre on Gregory Street. I’ve wanted to be an actor ever since.” Photo by Zack DeClerk
Eslon Kamali, 16, and Sako Kamali, 14, play soccer in their kitchen in their new home in Rochester, NY on Friday, Feb. 14. They are refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo that recently arrived in the US and have yet to register for school, so they spend their days finding ways to entertain themselves in their family’s apartment. Photo by Sarah Ann Jump
At our meeting this week we discussed and chose the best photos taken by our members for weeks two and three. Congratulations to Tom Brenner for placing first and to Josh Barber for placing second!
A young plunger belly flops into icy water during the Rochester Polar Bear Plunge at Charlotte Beach in Rochester, New York on February 9, 2014. Photo by Tom Brenner
Alex Timberlake of the RIT Tigers leads off the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay during the men’s and women’s swimming and diving meet against the Nazareth Golden Flyers at Judson Pool on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. Timberlake’s relay team won the event as the Tigers edged the Golden Flyers 159.5-139.5. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)
Here are our honorable mentions from the week!
RIT Students and the community of Rochester, NY gather to make a long exposure of the cities prominent landmark for the yearly “Big Shot” event. Participants are asked to shine flash lights and strobes to illuminate the falls effectively painting light onto the scene. Photo by Joe Philipson
Todd Skirving #17 of the RIT Tigers and Evan Moore of the Robert Morris Colonials #5 hit the ice near the net during the men’s hockey at Ritter Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. RIT lost 5-1. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)
Head coach Amy Reed of the RIT Tigers talks to her team during a time-out as they trail late in the women’s basketball game against William Smith at Clark Gym on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. RIT tied the game in the final seconds of regulation before losing 79-74 in overtime. (Josh Barber/RIT Sports Information)
Matt DePalo of the RIT Tigers competes in the men’s 3-meter diving during the men’s and women’s swimming and diving meet between RIT and Nazareth at Judson Pool on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)
We held our first meeting back after the long intersession on Friday, January 31st. Congratulations to Tom Brenner for placing first, Josh Barber for placing second and all of honorable mentions!
Monmouth University men’s basketball celebrates after upsetting Canisus College 83-82 during a regular season game on January 19, 2014 at the Monmouth Activities Center in Long Branch, New Jersey. Photo by Tom Brenner
Michael Whelton of the RIT Tigers, left, and Tony George of the Geneseo Knights, right, compete in the second leg of the men’s 4×400-meter relay during the RIT Invitational track and field meet at Gordon Field House on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 in Henrietta, N.Y. RIT took second and Geneseo took first in the event. (Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone)
Monmouth University Hawks’ Greg Noack is hugged by teammate Josh Jones after upsetting Canisus College 83-82 on January 19, 2014 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Photo by Tom Brenner
Mallory Apperson #35 of the RIT Tigers, left, and Julia Bender #24 of the RIT Tigers, right, compete with Lauren Brustein #32 of the William Smith Herons, center, for a loose ball during the second half of the women’s basketball game at Bristol Gym on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Genevea, N.Y. William Smith won 80-52. (Josh Barber/RIT Sports Information)
Two children playing with cigarettes at the annually Mummer’s Day Parade in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. The Mummer’s Parade is the oldest folk festival in North America. Photo by Joe Phillipson
Congratulations to Rugile Kaladyte for winning first place and Emily Kask for placing second!
A young woman outside her home reacts to Lieutenant Eric Paul and his officers arresting two men suspected of carrying a weapon in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 19, 2013. The two individuals were released immediately after it was determined that they were not who the police were looking for. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Brandon Thompson of RIT, left, celebrates his first collegiate goal with teammates, from left: Dustin Fostvelt, Adam Mitchell, and Danny Smith as RIT took a 4-0 lead over Saint Lawrence at RIT’s Ritter Arena on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in Henrietta, N.Y. RIT held onto the lead for a 6-4 victory, the team’s first home win this season. Photo by Emily Kask
Congratulations to our winner, Josh Barber, for placing first and second this week!
Chandler Williams of SUNY Cortland #80-sophomore, celebrates after John Babin, not pictured, scored a touchdown with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter to give Cortland a four-point lead in the 2013 Cortaca Jug game between against Ithaca College at Ithaca’s Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Despite coming in as the underdogs Cortland won the game 28-24 to lengthen their winning streak to four years. Photo by Josh Barber
Joel Lynch of Ithaca College #1-junior WR, center attempts to catch the ball in the end zone above Ke’shaun Stallworth of SUNY Cortland #2-sophomore DB, as time expires in the second quarter during the 2013 Cortaca Jug football game at Ithaca’s Butterfield Stadium in Ithaca, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. Officials ruled that Lynch did not have control of the ball when he touched the ground. Cortland won the game 28-24 to lengthen their winning streak to four years. Photo by Josh Barber
SWAT Lieutenant Eric Paul fist-bumps Jim Perry, a west division patrol officer, in Rochester, N.Y., on Nov. 11, 2013. Officer Perry was situated at the corner of Seward St. and Jefferson Ave. dispersing a crowd of teenagers. “A day in the life of a hero? You should have done your assignment on me,” said Perry. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
A child dressed up as a Jawa from Star Wars plays with toy trains at the Strong National Museum of Play during their “In Another Galaxy” weekend, Saturday, November 16, 2013. Children came dressed in Star Wars character costumes and had their portraits taken with adults also in costumes of Star Wars characters. Photo by Matt Burkhartt
Andrew Mucciante takes a ride on the carousel at the Strong National Museum of Play in Rochester, NY while dressed as a ‘Bike Scout’ Stormtrooper for the museum’s “In Another Galaxy” weekend on November 16th, 2013. Photo by Kristy Knowles
Congratulations! to Senior RIT photojournalism student Jennifer Waldow for winning Gold in the College Photographer of the Year portrait category for her portrait of Leisha , 37, who, after being diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer, decided to live every day for her two sons. Jennifer also won an Award of Excellence in the domestic picture story category for her story on Leisha.
Her portrait can be viewed on the CPOY website here and the story here.
The judges say it all:
“A picture like that is exactly what this category is for and why (it) exists. It’s totally intimate, very revealing…those are the kinds of pictures I want to applaud…those are the kinds of pictures that make me want to try harder…”
“I think the photographer got out of the way and let subject tell (the story).”
The entire RIT Photojournalism community is very proud of Jennifer and her work.
Congratulations to Zack DeClerck for winning first place and to Josh Barber for placing second!
Jason Skuse of Cheektowaga, NY chases Alex Greene and Latoya Smith of Buffalo, NY through the “Grindhouse” with a chainsaw at FrightWorld ScreamPark on Oct. 30, 2013 in Tonawanda, NY. FrightWorld ScreamPark has been providing thrills to the Buffalo area for 11 years. Skuse, an actor at Frightworld, says, “We try to bring something new and scarier every year. The Grindhouse has been a hit for sure. I actually wish this was a year-round job. It’s a lot of fun.” Photo by Zack DeClerck
Anka Parzych of RIT #24, left, serves the ball into the William Smith goal box during the women’s soccer game at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone
Congratulations to Josh Barber for placing first and to Flannery Allison for placing second!
Andy Fleckenstein of RIT #20-senior captain, left, and Jimmy Forbes of RIT #13-senior captain, right, celebrate Forbes’ goal during the the first half of the men’s soccer game against Union at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y., on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. RIT won 1-0. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT SportsZone
Livonia cheerleaders celebrate after taking first in Class B at the Section V Cheerleading Fall Sectional held at Gordon Field House on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus in Henrietta, New York, on
Nov. 26, 2013. Photo by Flannery Allison
Congratulations to all of the winners this week!
Daniel Witkowski and Tom Brenner tied for first place for week 7.
Two girls watch a hip-hop show at the Bug Jar while “Ishmael Raps” performs. This was the first hip-hop show in close to a year following a hiatus caused by a murder occurring at the venue. Photo by Daniel Witkowski
Rochester Institute of Technology senior co-captain forward Ben Lynch celebrates a goal against University of Michigan-#5 during the annual Brick City Homecoming ice hockey game on October 12, 2013 at the Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. Lynch’s goal would give the Tiger’s their second goal of the night, contributing to a 4-4 tie by the end of the second period, but Michigan would score another three goals in the third period to win. Photo by Tom Brenner/RIT Sportszone
Rugile Kaladyte won first place and Josh Barber placed second for week 8.
Corey Knowles competes in the Full Moon Vista Cyclocross bicycle race at Ellison Park in Rochester, NY, on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013. “That could have gone better. On the first lap I kept running into the tape and taking out stakes,” said Knowles. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Rochester Institute of Technology goalkeeper Amanda Murray, left, is comforted by goalkeeper coach Katie Dry, right, after a 2-1 loss to Skidmore on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013 at Tiger Stadium in Henrietta, N.Y. Skidmore scored in the last minute of regulation to win a key conference game. Photo by Josh Barber/RIT Sportszone
Steven Kraft, co-founder of Community Composting, poses for an environmental portrait at Pinnacle Hill in Rochester, NY. Community Composting is a business that “rescues” food waste from the landfill. Compost is collected, processed, and turned into fuel for collection and composting for agriculture. To date, Community Composting has collected 24,000 pounds of food waste and plans to bring composting where it is not currently made available. Photo by Joe Philipson
Zachary Potter kisses Brenda Bingham after a party in Rochester, NY. Photo by Evan Ortiz
Congratulations to all of our winners this week!
Maureen Macgregor won first place for Week 5.
Professional Wrestler Gabreal Sant poses for portraits at their gym in Rochester, NY on Sunday, September 29, 2013. “It takes a little more from me every day.” Photo by Maureen MacGregor
Flannery Allison won first place for week 6. Rugile Kaladyte and Evan Ortiz tied for second and Tom Brenner placed third.
Kurt Spiegel a Junior at RIT bangs heads with Gabriel Kilongo a Junoir at Bard College during a Mens soccer game between RIT and Bard College in Henrietta New York on10/4/2013 which ended with a final score of 4-0 RIT. Photo by Flannery Allison
Gerald Visconti of the OCFCU Cycling Project takes a spill into a mud puddle during the Masters Men 40+ at the Cobb’s Hill cyclocross race at Cobb’s Hill Park on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013. Cyclocross consists of many laps in which cyclists ride over pavement, grass, steep hills, and obstacles in which they quickly dismount and navigate the obstruction. “They changed the course last minute, I went right into the water. Whoosh!” said Visconti. Photo by Rugile Kaladyte
Tom Sommerville, 52, gets a tattoo finished at Voodoo Monkey Tattoo, in Rochester, NY, on October 5, 2013. Tom slowly has began to cover his body in tattoos as symbols for milestones in his life, living with HIV for over 30 years. Photos by Evan Ortiz
Doug (right) competes in the annual pie eating contest hosted by Apple Fest in Hilton, New York on Sunday October 6, 2013. Photo by Tom Brenner.