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Ed Glazar
Photo by Steel Brooks.

Photo by Steel Brooks.

Ed Glazar is a photojournalist born in Dirty Jersey and currently working at the Gillette News Record in Wyoming. “I don’t have any complex metaphors or long words to describe my work. I learned to make photographs with a cheap Nikon film camera and a book after realizing.” Glazar earned a Bachelors of Arts from Evergreen State College. He’s had photos published by the New York Times, the Village Voice among other publications. Glazar is also the photographer and co-author of BIKE NYC, a unique guide book for city cyclists.


A U.S. flag flies on a windy hill along Highway 50 south of Gillette, Wyo., as dense clouds move along the horizon on March 16, 2015.

A U.S. flag flies on a windy hill along Highway 50 south of Gillette, Wyoming as dense clouds move along the horizon on March 16, 2015.

Supervisor Julia Hernandez gets a ride on the back of Kerri Bohn's electric travel chair at Sol Domus Day Rehab in Gillette, Wyoming November 6, 2014.

Supervisor Julia Hernandez gets a ride on the back of Kerri Bohn’s electric travel chair at Sol Domus Day Rehab in Gillette, Wyoming November 6, 2014.

A crew of Campbell County firefighters march toward a blaze during a propane fire training exercise at the departments fire training facility in Gillette, Wyoming April 19, 2016.

A crew of Campbell County firefighters march toward a blaze during a propane fire training exercise at the departments fire training facility in Gillette, Wyoming April 19, 2016.


Daniel Brenner
Photo by Melanie Maxwell

Photo by Melanie Maxwell

For Daniel Brenner, curiosity has been a compass to explore. Most of his documentary life has been spent at newspapers in Missouri, Wyoming, and Michigan celebrating people being uncommon. Now, he is a freelance photographer back in his hometown Denver, Colorado. He has a life goal to win the claw machine.


A team of volunteers searches for missing people in Joplin on Thursday, March 26, 2011, four days after a severe tornado destroyed the city.

A team of volunteers searches for missing people in Joplin on Thursday, March 26, 2011, four days after a severe tornado destroyed the city.

Exhausted from work, Krista Downey, sits in her favorite chair after an early morning shift at the cereal factory September 22, 2015 in their home at the Perryville Mobile Home Park in Missouri. She would later call the father of her baby, Madison, and discuss care during holidays.

Exhausted from work, Krista Downey, sits in her favorite chair after an early morning shift at the cereal factory September 22, 2015 in their home at the Perryville Mobile Home Park in Missouri. She would later call the father of her baby, Madison, and discuss care during holidays.

Concerned Student 1950 supporters participate in a chant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 on the University of Missouri Traditions Plaza. Earlier in the day, UM system president Tim Wolfe resigned.

Concerned Student 1950 supporters participate in a chant Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 on the University of Missouri Traditions Plaza. Earlier in the day, UM system president Tim Wolfe resigned.

Mexico resident Alex Martin, 6, sits in his jeep after the power wheel division of the 2015 Boone County Fair demolition derby Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Central Missouri Events Center.

Mexico resident Alex Martin, 6, sits in his jeep after the power wheel division of the 2015 Boone County Fair demolition derby Friday, July 24, 2015 at the Central Missouri Events Center.


Betty Lou Schnoeker

It is with a heavy heart that we share the news that Betty Lou Schnoeker passed away this last week. Our hearts go out to her family. Below are more frames of her with her friends.

Betty Schnoeker, right, has her morning cup of coffee with friends September 27, 2015 at the Health Mart Pharmacy in Steeleville, Illinois. – Isaac Smith

Betty Lou Schnoeker, right, has her morning cup of coffee with friends September 27, 2015 at the Health Mart Pharmacy in Steeleville, Illinois. – Isaac Smith

Betty Lou Schnoeker laughs with friends. – Isaac Smith

Betty Lou Schnoeker laughs with friends. – Isaac Smith

Betty Lou Schnoeker at the Health Mart Pharmacy in Steeleville, Illinois September 27, 2015.

Betty Lou Schnoeker at the Health Mart Pharmacy in Steeleville, Illinois September 27, 2015.


Cameron Hoerth

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Nineteen-year-old Cameron Hoerth lives in Manitowoc, WI and has been making photographs for 5 years. He works in Real Estate photography, but when making images for himself, he shoots primarily in black and white film and develops himself. He finds inspiration in minimalism.

http://cameronhoerthphoto.tumblr.com/


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Sam Phillips January 2016 Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

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February 2016, Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

February 2016, Manitowoc, Wiconsin.

February 2016, Manitowoc, Wiconsin.


Nicole Hester
Nicole Hester poses with a newspaper photo taken of her when she was a child. – Chris Borgia

Nicole Hester poses with a newspaper photo taken of her when she was a child. – Chris Borgia

Proud Yankee and Illinois Native, Nicole Hester has interned at The Hays Daily News in Hays, Kansas, The Bay City Times in Bay City Michigan and The Ann Arbor News in Ann Arbor Michigan. She currently is working in Natchez, Mississippi as the staff photographer for The Natchez Democrat. Also a retired waitress and florist, Nicole finds inspiration documenting life’s outsiders and underdogs, the blue collar working man, and anyone else she connects with.

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Nicole Kent, 2015 Bean Queen, and Chyanne Thomas, 2015 Bean Queen runner up, stand cars at a car show for a portrait during the Michigan Bean Festival Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Fairgrove, Michigan. – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

Nicole Kent, 2015 Bean Queen, and Chyanne Thomas, 2015 Bean Queen runner up, stand cars at a car show for a portrait during the Michigan Bean Festival Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Fairgrove, Michigan. – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

MCI teammates cheer from the bench during the South End little league minor tournament Wednesday, June 10, 2015. – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

MCI teammates cheer from the bench during the South End little league minor tournament Wednesday, June 10, 2015. – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

Amy Hauk, 26, cuddles with her sister, Jennifer, 22, before starting their day at their home in Bay City, Michigan. After their mother died, Jennifer became the sole guardian of Amy, who has Down syndrome. Jennifer said she could not leave Amy in the care of anyone else because she loves her and does not trust anyone to care for Amy. "You know, I don’t do this for the $480 a month,” Jennifer said. “I don’t do it because it’s easy. I do it because this is where my sister is best off, and I think people should protect — at all costs — people who are vulnerable and put them in the best situations, and this is where Amy is the best cared for.” – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

Amy Hauk, 26, cuddles with her sister, Jennifer, 22, before starting their day at their home in Bay City, Michigan. After their mother died, Jennifer became the sole guardian of Amy, who has Down syndrome. Jennifer said she could not leave Amy in the care of anyone else because she loves her and does not trust anyone to care for Amy. “You know, I don’t do this for the $480 a month,” Jennifer said. “I don’t do it because it’s easy. I do it because this is where my sister is best off, and I think people should protect — at all costs — people who are vulnerable and put them in the best situations, and this is where Amy is the best cared for.” – Courtesy of The Bay City Times

 


Ryan Michalesko in Madison Wisconsin

Southern Illinois shooter Ryan Michalesko recently visited Madison, Wisconsin to job shadow the photo staff at the Wisconsin State Journal and also catch up with friends who attend the University of Wisconsin. He was kind enough to documented his trip for us.

To view more of Ryan’s work, visit his website: http://www.photosbylesko.com/

State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, March 16, 2016.

State Street, Madison, Wisconsin, March 16, 2016.

Brokaw, Wisonsin,  March 13, 2016.

Brokaw, Wisconsin, March 13, 2016.

Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, March 14, 2016

Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin, March 14, 2016.

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisonsin, March 14, 2016

Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisonsin, March 14, 2016.

Springfield, Illinois,  March 11, 2016.

Springfield, Illinois, March 11, 2016.


Primary Day 2016

It is primary election day in many states across the Midwest. In honor of that, we thought we would gather together a few of our favorite flag photos.

Percy, Illinois. December 1, 2015.

Percy, Illinois. December 1, 2015. – Isaac Smith

Morrisonville, Illinois. April 9, 2014. – Eric Ginnard

Morrisonville, Illinois. April 9, 2014. – Eric Ginnard

Witt, Illinois. April 8, 2014. – Eric Ginnard

Witt, Illinois. April 8, 2014. – Eric Ginnard

Olmsted, Illinois. January 24, 2013.

Olmsted, Illinois. January 24, 2013. – Isaac Smith

Steeleville, Illinois. March 14, 2016.

Steeleville, Illinois. March 14, 2016. – Isaac Smith

Hillsboro, Illinois. Jan. 28, 2014. – Eric Ginnard

Hillsboro, Illinois. Jan. 28, 2014. – Eric Ginnard


Alex Wroblewski

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Alex Wroblewski (b. 1987) is a student at Columbia College Chicago, and is originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He started pursuing his bachelor’s degree in 2013 with the recommendation of an editor, while stringing for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Before attending college he worked as a truck driver, welder, barista, amongst other jobs. Since then he has covered the gun violence in Chicago, the war against ISIS in Iraq, and the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He will be interning at The New York Times during the summer of 2016, and plans on working overseas afterwards.

http://alexwroblewskiphoto.virb.com/

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Loyola Beach, Chicago, Illinois. August 2, 2015.

Loyola Beach, Chicago, Illinois. August 2, 2015.

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West Bend, Wisconsin. January 5, 2016.

Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois. August 3, 2015.

Rogers Park, Chicago, Illinois. August 3, 2015.


George Lamboley

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George Lamboley is an Illinois-based photographer that enjoys documenting the highs and lows of modern existence. When not working with photography George enjoys coffee, reading fiction, sleeping late, and music of all sorts.


Alex Imeroff relaxes during his nightly shift at the Daniels Motel in LaSalle, Illinois December 30, 2015.

Alex Imeroff relaxes during his nightly shift at the Daniels Motel in LaSalle, Illinois December 30, 2015.

Ron Smith takes a break from woodworking in his Seneca, Illinois garage January 5, 2016.

Ron Smith takes a break from woodworking in his Seneca, Illinois garage January 5, 2016.

A patron of Francesco's Italian Pizza Kitchen in Elmhurst, Illinois talks on his phone on September 16, 2015.

A patron of Francesco’s Italian Pizza Kitchen in Elmhurst, Illinois talks on his phone on September 16, 2015.