Tiffany Croff and Aliyana Peña join hands in a unity circle outside of the student center at Kent State University on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Black United Students organized a class walk out to provide Kent State students a united, peaceful space two days after the Presidential Election (Keown | The Kent Stater).
Kent State sophomore defensive end Alex Hoag spends a moment alone outside of the locker room before the home opener game on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. “It gets really hot in the locker room,” says Hoag. “I like to isolate myself from the noise, and use that time before games to meditate and think about possible situations; which is hard to do with everyone else yelling talking and blasting music. It helps center me to stop me from being out of control on the field.” (Keown | UCM).
The Christian Seventh Day Adventist Church in Maamobi, Accra, worships for five musical hours on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Their worship is held every Saturday as their church specifies that it is the only day of the week associated with the Sabbath (Keown | International Storytelling Course).
A shadow of a man stands on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 where millions of lives stolen and lost during the transatlantic slave trade are remembered at The Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Standing by the door of no return, visitors catch a glance of the path from the dungeons to the Atlantic Ocean, where so many never saw home again (Keown | International Storytelling Course).
Duke Blair poses for a portrait in front of his blue house tucked into a mountain in Noran, Virginia on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016. Duke lives alone and relies on his neighbors for rides into town.
Katie Salyer, 27, begins each morning by feeding the horses and mucking their stalls at the horse farm she and her husband, Hershall, own in Morehead, Kentucky on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017. Katie manages the stable during the day while her husband works as an electrician (Keown | Mountain Workshops).
Saxophonist and vocalist Robin Blake, 25, poses for a portrait in Cleveland, Ohio on Oct. 4, 2017.
Clouds roll over the mountains of Yeh-liu, Taiwan on Wednesday, July 6, 2016. Northern Taiwan citizens made preparations for a typhoon that followed two days later.
Crew members of the shrimping boat 大陸妹 (Mainland Sister) share a light for a smoke on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 in Danshui, Taiwan. 大陸妹 (Mainland Sister) shipped out after one in the morning and arrived back to Fishermen's Wharf at two in the afternoon, and a hot evening of shrimp sorting followed.
Artist Mac Love presents his Akron themed mural to the Signal Tree festival on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Lock 3 in Akron, Ohio. The artist provided paint and brushes and asked community members to help complete the mural (Keown | akronist.com).
Kent State field hockey middle fielder Helen Harper passes the ball down the field on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Kent State lost 0-1 to Miami University (Keown | UCM).
Kent townie who prefers the name “Gypsy” observes fishermen by the Cuyahoga River on an unusually warm evening for Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. The temperature reached into the seventies, but Gypsy reflected on other changes in Kent, such as the closed down Pufferbelly restaurant. However, Gypsy remembers looking up at the gargoyles above Zephyr Pub as a kid, and those have yet to change (Keown | The Kent Stater).
A man casts his fishing line into The Cuyahoga River in Kent, Ohio on Feb. 24, 2017. On an unusually warm February evening in Ohio, the temperature reached into the seventies and coaxed the community from their homes (Keown | The Kent Stater).
Juanita Shepard, 93, walks down her porch steps where she lives alone in Akron, Ohio on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. Juanita is from Birmingham, Alabama and raised ten kids on an income acquired entirely on her own by working three jobs at a time. “I never once was on welfare,” says Juanita. “I had all these kids and didn’t want people to say that it was all for welfare.” Today, her oldest child is 72 and her youngest is 59. She made sure each of her kids graduated high school. “On the weekends, I’d always take the kids on small trips to museums and parks to spend time together as a family,” she said. “People would ask me why we were always going places, and I’d say it was to keep them off the streets.”