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The 2015 Dragon Boat Festival in Toledo, Ohio was over the weekend. I worked with the Partners in Education to document the event for them.

Partners In Education hosts the annual Dragon Boat Festival and race. Dragon Boat racing is a team water sport that is growing fast worldwide. The annual Toledo Dragon Boat Festival draws over 30 local businesses and organizations to participate with teams. Each team consists of a 25 person roster that includes 20 paddlers, 1 steersman, 1 drummer, and 3 alternates. The festival draws 700 paddle team participants, 100+ event volunteers, and 5,000 to 10,000 event spectators.

To view more photos from the race, please follow the link below.

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When was the last time you went outside and played? The contemporary show Play Time poses a serious question about a seemingly unserious topic: Is play—the spontaneous, unstructured time found to foster creativity and problem-solving skills—strictly for kids?

“As we grow up we tend to trivialize play and relegate it to childhood, but it’s an important element of life that we wanted to explore in this exhibition,” said Halona Norton-Westbrook, the Museum’s Mellon fellow and associate curator of contemporary art. “This show is not only about play in the traditional sense, but also the idea of being in the moment, of inspiring wonder, of invoking your natural curiosity.”

Here are some favorite images from the Play Time exhibit at the Toledo Musuem of Art. If you haven’t seen it, please go check it out. My images don’t do justice with how much fun you can actually have!

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NFL: Detroit Lions-OTA

It’s gonna be here before we all know it…. FOOTBALL! The Detroit Lions had Organized Team Activities last week and I was there to refresh and tell a story for USA Today Sports.

Here are some of my favorite images from OTA. I will be back at mini camp next week.

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IndyCar: Dual in Detroit Race 2

Following an exciting previous weekend covering the Indianapolis 500, I was covering the Detroit Grand Prix on Belle Isle. Bell Isle, is a park in-between Detroit and Windosr. I was really excited for the race, but the 90% chance of rain all weekend sucked the creativity right out of me. There is nothing worse than shooting in the rain. I would personally rather have it snow.

Let’s get on with the photos.

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