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Kelly Krabill began taking street portraits during her time at Youngstown State University. She worked on the series for a few years and wanted to tell a visual story of each person in the image.

OPINION: How photography led me to a journalism career

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer April 23, 2021

The bulletin boardIn 2007, I spent many hours at Youngstown State University dodging and burning my pictures in the color darkroom. I can still remember the room’s appearance. When entering the lab,...

ASHFORD, ENGLAND - MARCH 10: A metropolitan police officer is seen at a disused paintball centre on Bears Lane, near Great Chart Golf and Leisure during an investigation into the disappearance of a woman, Sarah Everard, last week in South London, on March 10, 2021 in Ashford, England. Overnight, a Metropolitan police officer was arrested in connection with the case. Ms Everard, 33, from Brixton, London, has been missing since leaving a friends home in Clapham on Wednesday, March 3. She was last seen at about 21.30 GMT, wearing a green rain jacket, navy blue trousers with a white diamond pattern, turquoise and orange trainers, a white beanie hat and possibly wearing green earphones. (Photo by Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Police officer involved in Sarah Everard search removed from duties over ‘inappropriate graphic’

 (CNN) -- A London Metropolitan police officer who took part in the search for Sarah Everard has been removed from duties for sharing "an inappropriate graphic," the force has said."On Friday, 12...

Students walk across the side doors of the Kent Student Center. 

OPINION: Perspectives on Biden’s tuition-free plan for college students

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer February 9, 2021

Kelly Krabill is a senior journalism major with a nonprofit studies minor from Louisville, Ohio. She obtained her previous degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University,...

Mia Baker shares her experience as a humanitarian photographer. 

OPINION: Is the dream job really the dream job?

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer December 10, 2020

Each year PDN (Photo District News) Magazine’s June issue covers PDN’s 30, the magazine’s choice of new and emerging photographers to watch. And for over a decade I faithfully read June’s top 30...

Photo courtesy of Dani Bennett.

Students continue to learn value of sketch

Payton Moore February 15, 2017

Long before the glossy fronts of magazines were adorned with celebrities and models, fashion illustrations in periodicals and costume books arrested the attention of those admiring their artistry.The sketches,...

Boston photographer, Damian Strohmeyer, speaks to Kent State Students about the sports and business side of photography at ONPA held at Kent State University on April 24, 2014.

ONPA concludes annual conference

Latisha Ellison April 24, 2016

The 65th Annual Ohio News Photographers Association (ONPA) Contest and Judging Seminar, co-sponsored by Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC), was held over the weekend in Franklin...

Carlyle Addy is a sophomore journalism major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact her at 

Opinion: Photography as a social catalyst

Carlyle Addy October 11, 2015

Photography can be a catalyst for some great relationships. Often you can tell how much one person cares for another by the way they position themselves when they’re asked to take a picture together.But...

Downtown festival raises money for community park

The College Town Kent Summer Tour took place on Saturday, July 11, 2015, to raise money for the Dan Smith Community Park, which is being constructed between Bricco's and Bar 145 in downtown Kent...

Human Development major Karlee Kimble and Justice Studies major Taraya Johnson observe the photographs in the Good Hair exhibit by Moema Furtado in Oscar Ritchie Hall on April 9, 2015. The “Good” Hair exhibit celebrates the beauty and diversity of black hair.

Good Hair exhibit portrays beauty of black hair

Kelsey Drumm April 12, 2015

Kent students and faculty modeled their African-American hairstyles in photographs showcased in the “‘Good’ Hair: Celebrating the Diversity and Beauty of Black Hair” exhibit at the Uumbaji Art...

Photo courtesy of Kim Uhlik

KSU alum captures quirky, amazing world beneath our feet in photographs

Audrey Fletcher February 25, 2015

Kent State alumnus Kim Uhlik has worn many hats. From earning his master’s degree in geography from Kent State and working as a cartographer, to being a musician, to returning to school to earn his doctorate...

A municiple worker for the city of Kent hangs a wreath over the intersection of E Main St. and N Depeyster St on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014.

Visual Kent

Jacob Byk October 28, 2014

It always seems like when one holiday ends, the advertisement for another begins. Christmas decorations have started popping up in downtown Kent, under an opaque sky. I generally (like most people, it...

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