Ivy Ceballo - Photographer


Witnessing moments is what I love most about being a photojournalist. It's what drew me to the art and led me to purchase my first camera. I learned to make pictures while documenting participants attending a military-style summer leadership camp in New England. Since then, I've worked on the digital team for a newsroom in Utah and more recently interned on its photo staff. I am close to completing my second bachelor's degree in photojournalism at Western Kentucky University. I see moments (*nudge nudge, wink wink* my initials are I.C.) that help readers connect with the people in front of my lens. I am excited to serve my community through my love of visual storytelling while being back home in the Tampa Bay area.

  1. The remnants of a vivid sunset color the horizon as palm trees glow with festive string lights along St. Pete Beach near the Don CeSar Hotel on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023.
  2. Marc Jones, 61, of Tampa, left, reacts after dancing with Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive tackle Brandon Walton (73), right, upon receiving Thanksgiving food items “Turkey Time with the O-Line” at Raymond James Stadium’s Publix Lot 14 in Tampa on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2023.
  3. Capri Guggino, 6, of Brandon, left, and Brady Simmons, 12, of Tampa, right, admire artificial snow following Ybor City’s 13th annual tree lighting in Tampa on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023.
  4. Riley Einstein, 10, who is wearing a hot dog costume, and his mother Jennifer Barrington, share a moment during a Halloween parade through St. Joseph's Children's Hospital in Tampa on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.
  5. Cousins Kadence Turner, 2, left, of Tampa, and Jacob Rivera, 3, of Seffner, pick pumpkins at Fox Squirrell Corn Maze in Plant City on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
  6. Sam Caudle, 33, of New Port Richey, attempts to dry the floor of the home he owns in Tarpon Springs after it flooded due to Hurricane Idalia on Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2023.
  7. From left, Hope Peña, 24, Courtney O’Brien, 28, Katelynn Calixte, 21, CJ O’Brien, 23, Nate Calixte, 24, and Zelda Sainclair, 29, wait in line for Beyoncé’s Renaissance World Tour stop at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.
  8. American flags seen by tombstones at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg on Memorial Day weekend.
  9. March 7• The Buzz on Florida Politics
  10. Walter Evans enseña Shotokan, una forma tradicional de karate, y Sanuces Ryu jujitsu a estudiantes principiantes el lunes 9 de mayo de 2022 en el Centro Recreativo North Greenwood en Clearwater. Evans fundó la Escuela de Supervivencia Shihan en 2005 y ofrece programas que combaten el aumento de la obesidad juvenil, la diabetes, la violencia, el acoso escolar, las actividades de pandillas, el comportamiento delictivo, el suicidio, el uso de drogas y otros problemas sociales.
  11. Walter Evans teaches Shotokan, a traditional form of karate, and Sanuces Ryu jujitsu to beginner students on May 9 at the North Greenwood Recreation Center in Clearwater. Evans founded the Shihan School of Survival in 2005 and offers programs that combat the increase of youth obesity, violence, suicide, drug use and other societal issues.
  12. Dec. 21, 2022• Photos
    Jerry Gaines, 37, of Brandon, spins with a dance partner at Dancin’ Motion School of the Arts in Tampa on Friday, December 16, 2022.
  13. Silvina Ackerman, de 53 años, de Lutz, centro, ondea una bandera argentina durante el partido entre Argentina y Croacia en las semifinales de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Qatar 2022 en el restaurante Loretta's brunch, el martes 13 de diciembre , 2022.
  14. Silvina Ackerman, 53, of Lutz, center, waves an Argentinan flag during a watch party for the match between Argentina and Croatia at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar semifinals at Loretta's Brunch restaurant in Tampa on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.
  15. Stewart Davis, 63, of Tampa, who is dressed as Santa, left, shares a moment with Lukas Yates, 8, of Ruskin, during Holiday Hearts, an event hosted by Lions Eye Institute for Transplant and Research at its Tampa center on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. About 50 Hillsborough County Public Schools students who are visually impaired returned to the event in person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic.