Conrad Graham – Portfolio

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Georgia Southern students come out to the Holi Festival held in front of the Centennial Place dormitories. Part of the festivities included powdered paint being thrown, hence the appearance of the warning sign.

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Georgia Southern University political science major Lauren Howard had blue powder paint smeared on her forehead by a friend. She plots her good-natured revenge while holding her own bag of yellow paint.

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Simultaneously, Georgia Southern University students tossed their powder paint into the air and at one another. The use of paint in the Holi Festival stems from different variations of Hindu legends.

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Starbucks barista Tiffany Scott gives an espresso machine a disapproving look as it continues to steam milk after it should have automatically cut off. With Frappuccino Happy Hour rapidly approaching, Scott, a ten-year barista, does not want to have any problems when customers flood the store, even though most people will not be purchasing lattes.

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Herff Jones employee Ric Roderick, background, helps Georgia Southern University seniors retrieve their caps and gowns before undergraduate commencement. Roderick has worked nine calendar years of GS graduations with his father – “I did my first one when I was three years old,” Roderick joked.

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Senior biology major James Smith contemplates the design on his graduation cap. He is trying to fit a Grey’s Anatomy quote on the mortarboard to symbolize his desire to become a doctor, but the letters he chose from Hobby Lobby may not permit what he wants.

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Freshman mathematics major Jordan Wright, right, and sophomore chemistry major Allison Eden, left, walk back to Starbucks during Frappuccino Happy Hour. They visited GameStop after purchasing half-price Frappuccinos while they waited on some friends to get through the line.

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Senior Mariana Ranzahuer of Mexico and junior Jesus Rodriguez of Venezuela, study for their midterms by a tree on sweetheart circle. (Photojournalism/Clairissa Taylor)

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Gregory Taylor,18, Atlanta,GA reflects on his high school career before leaving for prom.

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Jessica Taylor, 25, Atlanta, GA and Gregory Taylor,18, Atlanta,GA share a moment to show off their attire.

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Financial Aid assistant Quenyatta English, 22, of Milledgeville, Ga takes a moment of laughter about removing her hat. (Photojournalism/Clairissa Taylor)

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Sophomore Jessica MacDonald of Memphis,TN enjoys a lovely afternoon with her energetic dog. (Photojournalism/Clairissa Taylor)

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Georgia Southern University international studies major Joshua Bhimull, 22, of Honolulu, HI (Photojournalism photo/Clairissa Taylor)

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Friends embrace the paint at the annual Georgia Southern University Holli Festival of Colors, Thursday March 23. (Photojournalism/Clairissa Taylor)

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Sarah Glades, left and Rachel Flanagan, right, rehearse for the director’s showcase at the blackbox theater. (Michael Pledger)

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Graduate student and member of Eagle Shooting Sports, Alec Schenk guides a young archer at the Statesboro ArtsFest. (Michael Pledger)

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The first signs of spring start to appear in the reaches of Sweet Heart Circle

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Todd Elroy holds what was once an overwhelmed dog at Statesboro ArtsFest (Michael Pledger)

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Dami Adesuyi, 21, foreground and Robby Perani, 19, midground prepare to raise awareness for sexual violence on college campuses at Walk a Mile in Her Shoes outside the Russell Union ballroom. (Michael Pledger)

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At the rotunda, Sophomore Naomi Harris (left), Senior Kimeon Few (center left), Sophomore Jasmine Carr (center right) and Sophomore Tiffany Campbell (right) raise money for Pennies 4 Pints, and organization that helps suppress body shaming for young girls. (Michael Pledger)

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Hannah Cutler (left) keeps an eye on the Wildlife Center kiosk and a screecher owl (right) keeps an eye back. (Michael Pledger)

Austin Hayes| Photo Journalism Portfolio

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Georgia Southern University students line up outside of new indoor trampoline center, Flight Factory, located right off Highway 301 in Statesboro, Ga on Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Drew Kendrick, 21, Atlanta, Ga, Georgia State Senior

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Kelton “Kayo” Oates, 20, of Riverdale,Ga, is up early preparing to shoot for his video cover. Kelton is a junior at Georgia Southern, but his passion is music. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Friends Aaron Fields, 23, left and Joshau Brentleigh, 21, right, of Atlanta, Ga, are asking Connor, 26, right, about the Gouda Grits, which is a customer favorite that pairs well with the chicken burger at Atlanta, Ga, restaurant, Farm Burger on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. (Photojournalism photo/Austin Hayes)

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Oates is part of a rap duo group, Bentley Gang, that has been rapping and making music for almost two years. Oates adds some duct tape covering his mouth to help symbolize one of his life mottos, “less talk, more action”. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Hugli, left, also helps his son, R. K. Hugli, right,10, work on improving his mobility after hours at Southern Wellness and Rehab, in Statesboro, GA. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)After receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy in 1999 at University of St. Augustine, Hugli relocated to Statesboro, Ga with his family and opened Southern Wellness & Rehab in 2006 on his birthday, February 3. Hugli is applying kinesio tape, which is used to give support to your muscles. to patient’s shoulder. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Physical Therapist Bryan Hugli, 47, of Tallahassee, FL, poses as he prepares for his typical weekday at Southern Wellness & Rehab, located in Statesboro, GA, on May 2, 2017. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Vernon Smith, 20, of Atlanta, Ga., unwinds after a long day class Tuesday, March 7, 2016. Smith is in his third year as a mathematics major at Georgia Southern university and finds that a nice smoke session by the pool can take a little stress off of the day. The weather here in Statesboro, Ga., has been nice lately and Smith says he enjoys days like this where he can enjoy the southern weather.

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Georgia Southern sophomore, Chouncy Collins, 20, of Fort Wainwright, Alaska, gets into his zone as he makes music on his laptop on March 7,2016. Collins is a computer science major here at GSU, but his true passion is producing music using software programs like Fruity Loops (pictured above). When he’s not in class, Collins spends most of his time in the studio engineering beats for underground rap artist. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Physical Therapist Bryan Hugli, 47, of Tallahassee, FL, poses as he prepares for his typical weekday at Southern Wellness & Rehab, located in Statesboro, GA, on May 2, 2017. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

 

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Hugli helps patient work through daily workout regime at Southern Wellness & Rehab, in Statesboro, GA. Hugli has been working as a physical therapist since 1994 after he received his Bachelors in nutrition at Florida State University.  (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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After receiving his Masters in Physical Therapy in 1999 at University of St. Augustine, Hugli relocated to Statesboro, Ga with his family and opened Southern Wellness & Rehab in 2006 on his birthday, February 3. Hugli is applying kinesio tape, which is used to give support to your muscles. to patient’s shoulder. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Hugli works with numerous patients, helping each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism) (Patients Information cannot be released under HIPAA,Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Law)

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Hugli, left, also helps his son, R. K. Hugli, right,10, work on improving his mobility after hours at Southern Wellness and Rehab, in Statesboro, GA. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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R.K., left, looks a little unamused as his dad, Bryan, right,  goes a workout plan for his son so that he can achieve long-term health benefits just like his patients at Southern Wellness & Rehab. (Austin Hayes/Photojournalism)

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Before training her clients, Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga reviews her schedule and future plans for her SimplyTone sessions at Monach apartment complex in Statesboro, Ga. Yansaneh is a personal trainer and started SimplyTone two years ago. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga stays in shape as motivation for her clients. Yansaneh helps endorse brands like “Sweet Sweat” which helps keep stomach muscles toned and sweaty. She feels that when training her clients in Statebsoro, Ga that she introduces them to products that can help them reach their goals. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Monday through Thursday, Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga hosts hourly workout sessions for her clients. The sessions usually involve endurance, strength, and a lot of abdominal work. Yansaneh tries to incorporate various workouts to meet each client’s goal. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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Meal preparation plays a big part with looking healthy, being healthy, and staying healthy. Sadia Yansaneh, 23, of Atlanta, Ga visits one of her clients at Monarch Apartments, located in Statesboro, Ga.  Danyelle Gains, 22, of Atlanta, Ga is a long term client of Yansaneh and often asks Yansaneh to collaborate with food  to stay healthy. Both meal prep together each week after a SimplyTone session. (Photo By: Kierah Highsmith)

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