Thursday, May 10, 2018

The Photography and Visual Journalism Blog
of the Tampa Bay Times

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge plunged into Tampa Bay 38 years ago

The Sunshine Skyway Bridge plunged into Tampa Bay 38 years ago

ST. PETERSBURG — The twin golden spires of the Sunshine Skyway bridge meet at the entrance of Tampa Bay, forming our most iconic symbol.It also marks our greatest tragedy.It was 38 years ago Wednesday that the storm-blinded freighter Summit Ven...
Published: 05/08/18
Updated: 05/09/18
Met Gala 2018: Rihanna, Katy Perry and others take us to church

Met Gala 2018: Rihanna, Katy Perry and others take us to church

It’s the annual monster truck rally of fashion, a feast for the eyes and a challenge for the intellect. It delights, inspires and begs the question: Why are those women wearing papal tiaras and thigh-high boots?Here’s the deal. The Met Ga...
Published: 05/08/18
The community grew so quietly and was so hedged by citrus grove that it was virtually unknown.

The community grew so quietly and was so hedged by citrus grove that it was virtually unknown.

Times file photoDeacon J. W. Williams grocery store and residents. The store was adjacent to Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church. Times file photoDuring the Depression, two brothers took advantage of hard times and began buying chunks of land next ...
Published: 05/08/18
Tampa Bay Lightning clinches series with 3-1 win over Bruins

Tampa Bay Lightning clinches series with 3-1 win over Bruins

Sonya Bryson sings the Star-Spangled Banner before the start of Game 5 in the Eastern Conference semifinals of the Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Boston Bruins Sunday, May 6, 2018 in Tampa. DIRK SHADD | TimesTampa Ba...
Published: 05/06/18
Updated: 05/08/18
Gallery: Do you remember the student who was shot at FSU? He’s pretty sure we’ve all moved on (w/video).

Gallery: Do you remember the student who was shot at FSU? He’s pretty sure we’ve all moved on (w/video).

On the day of his speech at the state Capitol, Ronny Ahmed wakes alone with a hard knot of pain under his rib cage and no one to help knead it. The caregiver must be late. No time to shower, then. Not much time to prepare. In his wheelchair by the TV...
Published: 05/04/18
Updated: 05/05/18
Lightning holds on in OT to win Game 4

Lightning holds on in OT to win Game 4

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Dan Girardi (5) scores past Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) in overtime of Game 4 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series, Friday, May 4, 2018, in Boston. The Lightning won 4-3. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)D...
Published: 05/04/18
Lightning holds off the Bruins in Game 3

Lightning holds off the Bruins in Game 3

Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Alex Killorn (17) tries to get his stick on the puck as Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask drops onto his back on a save during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in Boston, Wednesd...
Published: 05/02/18
Lightning splits the series with 4-2 win in Game 2

Lightning splits the series with 4-2 win in Game 2

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) goes up for a rebound while shooting hoops with his team as they warm up before taking on the Boston Bruins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinal of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Monday, April 30, 201...
Published: 04/30/18
Lightning drops Game 1 to the Bruins in the second round

Lightning drops Game 1 to the Bruins in the second round

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) and Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) contend with the ever present Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand (63) while Tampa Bay Lightning center Tyler Johnson (9) and Tampa Bay Lightnin...
Published: 04/28/18
The 10 NFL draft red carpet looks that caught our eyes

The 10 NFL draft red carpet looks that caught our eyes

It seems the spectacle that is the NFL draft now goes far beyond the wall-to-wall television coverage, innumerable mock drafts, and deck-out fans seemingly hinging their entire lives on name read off a card by Roger Goodell. Like any awards show, mu...
Published: 04/27/18