March in Memory of Tony Robinson, for Isthmus

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced May 12 that Madison, Wisconsin police officer Matt Kenny would not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of unarmed Tony Robinson. The shooting took place on March 6, 2015.

After DA Ozanne made his announcement, the family of Tony Robinson held a press conference and peaceful march from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol.

March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Reverend Mitchell speaks to the crowd forming before a march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Andrea Irwin, second from right, mother of Tony Robinson, is hugged while marching alongside family, friends, and community members Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Sharon Irwin, grandmother of Tony Robinson, walks alongside family, friends, and community members from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Reverend Mitchell concludes the march with a speech. Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Andrea Irwin, center, during a march for her son Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Family members of Tony Robinson hold a press conference outside the Social Justice Center after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny Tuesday, May 12, 2015. Lauren Justice for Isthmus
March for Tony Robinson, unarmed biracial teen fatally shot by a Madison, Wisconsin police officer
MADISON, WI -MAY 12, 2015: Community members march for Tony Robinson from the Social Justice Center on Williamson Street to the Capitol Tuesday, May 12, 2015 after DA Ozanne said that no criminal charges would be held against Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny in the shooting of Robinson. Lauren Justice for Isthmus

Bill Dodson, 80-year-old Ultra Marathon Runner, for The New York Times

When you think about what you do in the course of 15 hours, you can cover a lot of ground. For 15 hours on April 11, however, Bill Dodson, 80, ran around Lake Wingra in Madison, WI ten times, for a total distance of 100k.

Dodson started running after the age of 50 when he noticed family members suffering from health problems and decided to make life changes that would help prevent his own.

“We’re all pushing the envelope,” Dr. Hoffman says. “Those of us who exercise regularly are expecting more, expecting different outcomes from what we saw with prior generations. No reason we shouldn’t.”

Read the full story and view the published images, here.

Bill Dodson, 80-year-old ultra marathon runner, for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: The sun rises on Lake Wingra, a course for the MadCity ultra marathon. Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APRIL. 10, 2014: Bill Dodson, 80, talks with one of the organizers, Rick Smith, while picking up his race packet the day before the MadCity ultra marathon April 10, 2015 at the Vilas Shelter in Madison, WI. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APRIL. 10, 2014: Bill Dodson, 80, talks with one of the organizers, Rick Smith, while picking up his race packet the day before the MadCity ultra marathon April 10, 2015 at the Vilas Shelter in Madison, WI. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APRIL. 10, 2014: Bill Dodson, 80, picking up his race packet the day before the MadCity ultra marathon April 10, 2015 at the Vilas Shelter in Madison, WI. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APRIL. 10, 2014: Bill Dodson, 80, picking up his race packet the day before the MadCity ultra marathon April 10, 2015 at the Vilas Shelter in Madison, WI. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, at an aid station while running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, at an aid station while running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: The sun sets as Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: The sun sets as Bill Dodson, 80, runs 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Afraid Bill Dodson, 80, would get lost on the course after the sun went down, race director Tim Yanacheck stood at corners to help direct Dodson on his last lap of the 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Afraid Bill Dodson, 80, would get lost on the course after the sun went down, race director Tim Yanacheck stood at corners to help direct Dodson on his last lap of the 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs the last lap of a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, runs the last lap of a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, finishes a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, finishes a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, is supported after running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015 by race organizers (left to right) Bill Thom, Jason Dorgan, Michelle Thom, and Judy Weller, a USATF representative. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, is supported after running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015 by race organizers (left to right) Bill Thom, Jason Dorgan, Michelle Thom, and Judy Weller, a USATF representative. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, has a beer and keeps warm in a coat after running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, has a beer and keeps warm in a coat after running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times
Bill Dodson, ultra marathon runner, for The New York Times
MADISON, WI-APR. 11, 2015: Bill Dodson, 80, is shown his national champion award after running a 100k at the MadCity ultra marathon in Madison, Wisconsin April 11, 2015. Dodson broke the current record for his age group with a time of 15:05:47.7 and became a national champion. Lauren Justice for The New York Times

Interview with Photojournalist Jake May, for Photo Tuts+

I occasionally write for photo tutorial site Photo Tuts+ and something I never feel is talked about enough is how to responsibly and empathetically cover breaking news, or any sensitive situation involving trauma.

To help add to that conversation, I recently interviewed photojournalist Jake May, who is the chief photojournalist and multimedia specialist at The Flint Journal.

Full disclosure: Jake was my boss for a few months while I was a photo intern at The Flint Journal. I learned a lot from the way he handled and respectfully treated survivors and victims at crime scenes. Because of having witnessed and talked with him previously about his mentality in these types of situations, I knew he would be a valuable candidate for this interview.

While in the process of interviewing, Jake won an honorable mention in NPPA’s Small Market Photojournalist of the Year contest.

Here is an excerpt from the interview with Jake:

 Covering breaking news in Flint has taught me so much about myself. It teaches me to be open and considerate, and not only when at scenes with crime tape, but in all situations. Everybody, no matter when you meet them, has something going on in their lives and in their minds they are constantly dealing with. Be kind, and treat others as you wish to be treated. In my work, it has taught me how to be patient and listen. And truly, it’s taught me so much about the heart of my city. The pride Flint residents hold for this city and living in it is palpable, partially because those who are living in the city view at is a living and not dying. These scenes remind me of that. Show me why they’re prideful for the lives they lead and who we all are coming together in one city and for one purpose — to live.

Please view the rest of the interview here.

Pinewood Derby for The New York Times

New York Times sports writer James Card and I visited Brookfield, Wisconsin to meet Cub Scout Pack 45 as they had their annual Pinewood Derby event. Read more about the national impact pinewood derby has had on children and adults alike here: Not Your Dad’s Pinewood Derby (at Least in Theory).

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I also made a short 15 second video to test out my new Nikon D810 that has really great video quality.