Patrick Evans, Maggie Craig and her great-grandson, Zyaire Morris, eat lunch during the Meet Me at the Bridge street ministry next to the Hwy. 147 bridge on Blackwell Street on Saturday, July 16, 2011. The ministry provides food, donated clothing as well as a message to individuals in downtown Durham. Next Friday, the ministry will sleep outside CCB Plaza to raise homelessness awareness. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)
This final post includes some fun weekend assignments and some of my last assignments from the Herald-Sun. I got the opportunity to shoot a church that meets in a field by the Durham Bulls, Dino Days (I wanted to become a paleontologist after shooting) and a library rally for the children of Durham. I also got to shoot my first track meet on one of the hottest days of the summer when heat indexes were above 110 degrees. Each assignment was a rather large event in the middle of the day, so I learned quickly to deal with the harsh light by looking for shadows and shade and if there was none, I just dealt with it, and sweat and bake in the summer sun.
Lily Yoder waits anxiously while her grey balloon mouse is created during Durham Public Library's Summer Reading Pit Stop Rally on Saturday, July 16, 2011. Children received a free book from the Reading is Fundamental program as well as school supplies. There were games and booths set up for arts and crafts, bug eating, face paint and balloon animals. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)
Rakeyla Little, on Nadia, launches into the sand during her triple jump event at the 2011 R.E. Blunt East Coast Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University on Friday, July 22, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)
Zakkiyah Freeny prepares in the extreme heat for her 3000 meter run in the midget girls category at the 2011 R.E. Blunt East Coast Invitational at Wallace Wade Stadium at Duke University on Friday, July 22, 2011. (The Herald-Sun | Lauren A. Vied)
Overall, I learned a lot with this internship including all the best ways to navigate Durham. I met some genuine people who truly have passion for their career and giving back to Durham in addition to visiting places I would have never ventured. A big thanks to Christine Nguyen and Bernard Thomas who made this internship the best part of my summer and taught me that experience is knowledge...even with all the heat features :)!