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User Image yoshijames Posted: Jun 18, 2012 9:32 AM (UTC)

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2012: Everyday Life. I photographed these cousins following a funeral of their great-grandmother in Charlotte, NC, on Monday, May 21, 2012. These kids always put a smile on my face.

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User Image yoshijames Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:48 PM (UTC)
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January 12, 2018 - (Left to right) - Addison Piggott, Brittany Dolan, and Ellen Clayton kiss a newly built snowman outside of @loflinyard during a rare snow day on Friday afternoon in Memphis, TN. Residents woke to sleet and a smattering of snow as a wintry mix moved in the Memphis metro area. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis #snow #photojournalism #onassignment
User Image yoshijames Posted: Jan 1, 2018 11:08 PM (UTC)

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January 1, 2018 - Bundled up in a brown winter coat, Bob Bell, 19, braves the extremely cold weather on his skateboard at Memphis Skate Park on New Year's Day. "I try to get out to the Skate Park about every day, but I've been pretty sick lately, so I guess this is the first day in a while," Bell said as he honed his skills in 17 degree weather Monday afternoon. "I'll skate in any temperature." (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #skateboarding #memphis #newyear #coldweather #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:56 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - Kevin Carson, 26, rises his fist as crews remove the Confederate statue of Jefferson Davis from Memphis Park on Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #tookemdown901 #confederatemonuments #memphis #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:53 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate statue is removed from Health Sciences Park on Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #tookemdown901 #memphis #photojournalism #confederatemonuments
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:51 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - Workers prepare to remove Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate statue from Health Sciences Park on Wednesday evening in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization, for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis #tookemdown901 #confederatemonuments #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:44 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - Workers prepare to remove the Confederate statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park on Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #tookemdown901 #confederatemonuments #memphis #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:33 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - (From left to right) Taniah Jackson, 12, stands with her mother Janet Jackson, and sister Tatiana Jackson, 14, as they observe the removal of Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate statue from Health Sciences Park on Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis #tookemdown901 #confederatemonuments #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 21, 2017 10:27 PM (UTC)

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December 20, 2017 - Community organizer Tami Sawyer, #TakeEmDown901, observes workers removing the Confederate statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest from Health Sciences Park on Wednesday night in Memphis, TN. The City of Memphis sold two public parks, containing Confederate statues of Forrest and Jefferson Davis, to Memphis Greenspace, Inc., a nonprofit organization for $1,000 each. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis @tamisawyer #confederatemonuments #tookemdown901 #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Dec 12, 2017 4:28 AM (UTC)

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December 11, 2017 - Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson (0) looks to pass the ball to center/guard Bam Adebayo (13), who is wrapped up by Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (33), during the fourth period at FedExForum on Monday. The Heat defeated the Grizzlies 107-82. #memphisgrizzlies #miamiheat #memphis @nba #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Nov 29, 2017 12:59 AM (UTC)
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November 28, 2017 - Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer raises her fist and says, "War Eagle," after WMC Action News 5 co-anchor Joe Birch, left, mentions Auburn University's win over the University of Alabama in last weekend's 2017 Iron Bowl between the two football teams. Spencer, who graduated from Auburn in 1994, was the guest speaker during the 16th Annual Methodist Healthcare Foundation Cancer Center Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody Hotel on Tuesday. She donated her speaker's fee during the event that benefited The University of Tennessee/West Institute for Cancer Research. Spencer said she's lost family members to cancer and wanted to contribute to the cause. After her announcement, the crowd of about 1,000 people gave her a standing ovation. The event raised over $100,000. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) @therealoctaviaspencer @methodisthealth @peabodymemphis @auburnu @auburnfootball #fightcancer #memphis
User Image yoshijames Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:01 AM (UTC)

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November 14, 2017 - Chartia Finley, 25, comforts Dijonnaise Jordan, 16, as they mourn their 10-year-old brother, Richard Jordan III, during a vigil in his honor at the Riverview Community Center on Tuesday. Jordan was killed Monday during a drive-by shooting at the intersection of Airways and Ketchum. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #gunviolence #memphis #homicide #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Nov 14, 2017 1:42 AM (UTC)
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November 13, 2017 - Officials with the Memphis Police Department investigate a crime scene at the intersection of Airways and Ketchum where a shooting took place on Monday. Three people were hurt among five individuals in a vehicle that was shot into during the violent incident. A 10-year-old boy in the vehicle was later pronounced dead, police said. A 12-year-old boy was critically hurt and an adult woman was also hurt, said police spokesman Officer Louis C. Brownlee. He urged anyone with information to call 528-CASH. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis #journalism #gunviolence
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 31, 2017 1:58 AM (UTC)

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Left pic: Anthony Green is a senior point guard for LeMoyne-Owen College. The Memphis native will get an opportunity to play at FedExForum in an exhibition game against the University of Memphis on Thursday night.

Right pic: Reshun Ellis is a senior shooting guard and small forward for LeMoyne-Owen College. The Memphis native will get an opportunity to play at FedExForum in an exhibition game against the University of Memphis on Thursday night. (Photos by @yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) @lemoyneowencollege #makeportraits #memphis #photojournalism #onassignment
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 26, 2017 9:31 PM (UTC)

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Woo-hoo! I have work featured in the Nov/Dec 2017 issue of @motherjonesmag! The article, written by @kbeccaandrews, is called, "Think it's hard for the white working class in rural America? Try being a person of color." #donaldtrump #2016election #bellstn #immigration #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 22, 2017 11:55 PM (UTC)

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October 22, 2017 - The Sexy Lady includes shrimp tempura, avocado, white and Cajun tuna, ponzu, rice and Sriracha at Sakura Japanese Restaurant, located at 4840 Poplar Ave. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #sushi #memphis #food #diningout #photojournalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 22, 2017 7:31 PM (UTC)
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October 22, 2017 - Face transplant recipient Pat Hardison, 43, poses for a portrait prior to speaking at the Mid-South Transplant Foundation's annual "Celebration of Life" event at the Memphis Botanic Garden on Sunday. The Senatobia volunteer fireman was burned beyond recognition while fighting a house fire on Sept. 5, 2001. A breathing apparatus headgear melted on his face, burning off his eyelids and ears. After years of living with the disfiguring injuries and more than 70 corrective surgeries, he decided in 2012 to pursue a face transplant. In August 2015, Hardison received a face transplant covering his skull and most of his neck at the New York University Langone Medical Center. The surgery took 26 hours and a team of more than 100 medical professionals led by Dr. Eduardo Rodriguez, who specializes in reconstructive surgery. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #pathardison #facetransplant #photojournalism #makeportraits @memphisbotanic
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 19, 2017 4:01 AM (UTC)
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October 18, 2017 - Senior Tate Kolwyck is a four-year starting quarterback for the Arlington Tigers. Kolwyck will start his 44th straight game Friday when the Tigers host Cordova in their final home game of the regular season. It will be a big occasion; the two teams are heated rivals and both are 6-2 overall and undefeated in Region 7 play. And it's Senior Night, a perfect opportunity for Tigers fans to reflect on what Kolwyck has provided the program. (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) @tatekolwyck #arlingtontigers #photojournalism #onassignment #highschoolfootball
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 17, 2017 11:48 PM (UTC)
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William Weddendorf, a 72-year-old retiree from Bartlett, strongly feels the Confederate monuments should remain standing in Memphis, especially the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the former slave trader, Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan member. "To have this gorgeous statue taken down as a magnificent art form and moved to the shadows of Elmwood Cemetery, where it would never be seen, to me is a travesty of the work of art we have," Weddendorf said. "This type of art form is very limited and is a unique form of artistic expression. It is beautifully done. So, I believe the statue should stay where it is." (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis #confederatemonuments #nathanbedfordforrest #healthsciencespark #journalism
User Image yoshijames Posted: Oct 17, 2017 10:48 PM (UTC)

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Tami Sawyer, 35, a community activist and director of Diversity & Cultural Competence at Teach For America Memphis, has been one of the leading voices in Memphis demanding city leaders to quickly remove Confederate monuments before the city commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. The civil rights leader was assassinated in Memphis on April 4, 1968. "The Confederate monuments in Memphis and across the country should come down because they represent an inaccurate history," Sawyer said. "They represent an America where slavery and racial oppression were allowed to win and that is not the truth. And in a city such as Memphis, that is 65 percent black, these structures that were built as tools of oppression and intimidation should not be held in reverence in our town." (@yoshijames/The Commercial Appeal) #memphis @tfamemphis #confederatemonuments #journalism #takeemdown901
User Image yoshijames Posted: Sep 28, 2017 8:54 PM (UTC)

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I'm proud to announce my short documentary film, "The BLM Bridge Protest: One Year Later," has been selected to be screened in the MLK50 Hometowner Shorts block during the 20th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival. It joins a powerful lineup of 11 short films by Memphis filmmakers evoking themes of the MLK50 commemoration. The films will be shown at Playhouse On the Square, located at 66 Cooper St., Memphis, TN 38104, on November 3, 2017, from 9 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. More information is available at festival2017.indiememphis.com. I hope to see you there! #MLK50 @indiememphis #documentaryfilm #memphis #blacklivesmatter