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Boyzell Hosey - Deputy Editor, Photography

Deputy Editor, Photography

I fell in love with the power of photography as a teenager growing up in western Pennsylvania, about an hour north of Pittsburgh. The turning point came when I took close-up photos of a rhododendron flower for an elderly neighbor, and when I showed her the pictures, she burst into tears. She told me that she had never seen her beloved plants represented in such a way. That encounter was the seed to what I’ve considered an enchanted career. I’ve photographed Tiger Woods winning his first Masters, a handful of Super Bowls -- including the Buccaneers’ win in San Diego, numerous hurricanes and life celebrations, as well as tragedies. Now I spend most of my time editing and being inspired by world-class photographers. Most days, it’s still hard to imagine doing anything different, and I still marvel at the notion that I get paid to talk about photos all day. I’m still a kid at heart, one who grew up watching The Incredible Hulk, Godzilla and Speed Racer. But now my inner adult is maturing, and I’m finding new joy in helping head up a yearly event called the Tampa Bay Collard Green Festival. Somehow, it all ties together.

  1. Jul. 6• Local Weather
  2. Sep. 2, 2020• Photos
  3. Starlings fly by the sun in Wehrheim near Frankfurt, Germany, Sunday, July 19, 2020.
  4. Cam Parker of Tampa painted the letter A in the Black Lives Matter street mural in front of the Carter G. Woodson African American Museum at 2240 Ninth Ave. S in St. Petersburg.
  5. Protesters march over the Brooklyn Bridge towards Manhattan following a Juneteenth rally in Cadman Plaza Park, Friday, June 19, 2020, in New York. Juneteenth marks the day in 1865 when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to take control of the state and ensure all enslaved people be freed, more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
  6. Testing at Bartlett Park drew a crowd.
  7. Community activist Carla Bristol at the St. Petersburg Urban Youth Farm at Pinellas Technical College.
  8. A rare occurrence called a 'Super Blue Blood Moon' is seen behind the U.S. flag at Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. It's the first time in 35 years a blue moon has synced up with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse. Hawaii and Alaska have the best seats, along with the Canadian Yukon, Australia and Asia. The western U.S. should have good viewing, too, along with Russia. The U.S. East Coast, Europe and most of South America and Africa are out of luck for the eclipse. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu) CARC101
  9. Ava Calvin, 5, participates in a unity dance during the First Night of Kwanzaa in St. Petersburg ceremony on Thursday evening.