For years, photojournalists have strived to take pictures that tell stories. Especially here at the Times, gone are the days when photos were thought of as filler.
We are constantly looking for opportunities to visually report life as we see it. For insight into why we take some of the pictures we do, look inside. You'll see our photographers' favorite images from the year 2000, along with their reasons for selecting them.
We hope our photographs inspire you and tell your stories. To help us do that better, we invite you to share your stories with us. If you have an idea, feel free to contact us at (727) 445-4150 or send an e-mail to bhoseysptimes.com.
_ BOYZELL HOSEY, senior photo editor
Diane Nelson celebrates her win as county tax collector in September in a sparkling blaze of color with friends and supporters in Clearwater Beach.
"I felt fortunate to photograph what I consider a rare moment in political coverage. So often political events result in photographs in which the candidates tend to act for the camera rather than relax in the moment. . . . Her expression alone tells the story of her election."
_ BRENDAN FITTERER, Times photographer
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