SPOT NEWS — AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Agents from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives host a "Post Blast Training" at the Texas Department of Safety tactical training facility on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018. The demonstration, also hosted with DPS and the Austin Police Department, featured detonations of various explosives to teach local law enforcement officers how to systematically investigating explosion scenes.

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Austin Animal Center employees attribute an influx of stray cats and dogs to holiday fireworks and recent storms

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Kate Bush fans gathered to participate in “The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever!” on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The event celebrated the 40th anniversary of the “Wuthering Heights” music video debut of English musician Kate Bush, and participants dressed in Bush’ iconic red dress to recreate the video’s choreography.

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Alejandra Rodriguez, 33, founded La Flaca in July 2014 after she realized she no longer wanted to work in the corporate banking sector. Her farm produces specialty herbs and produce from around the world to local chefs and restaurants while also encouraging local residents to learn how to farm.

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The rattling sound of spray cans dominates the HOPE Outdoor Gallery, a graffiti park located in Downtown Austin. An acclaimed Austin must-see, the park was founded in 2011 by HOPE, a coalition of creative producers that raises awareness about socially conscious initiatives. The area is private property, and artists must formally register to paint on the premises. On any given weekend, a visitor to the park might find a bachelorette party goers, families with children, and skaters all with a spray can in hand. 

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Dennis, a young poet, explores his struggles as an idle youth living in Huruma, a slum in Nairobi, Kenya. With the help of an organization called Slumcode, Dennis works to develop his natural talents and character to become a leader in his community.

Through my participation with Actuality Media, I worked with a team of four to research, photograph, produce, and edit Hustle Smart. This short documentary screened at the Melbourne Fringe Festival in 2014.