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John Pendygraft - Photographer

Photographer

I was born in El Paso, Texas, and could sing the complete theme to the 60's Spider-Man cartoon series as a preschooler. For better or worse, something stuck and I became a photojournalist. I have been at the Tampa Bay Times since 1997. When I started in Pasco County, it was a world of film, 60's Spidey-style. Since then my job has evolved from international work, to enterprise reporter, to multimedia enterprise reporter. In 2017-2018, I completed a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan and am pursuing a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of South Florida.

  1. University of South Florida forensic anthropology grad students and staff, from left: Gennifer Goad, Erin Kimmerle, Barbara Arriaga Espinoza, Tuesday Frasier and Kelsee Hentschel-Fey.
  2. Alexander McGreevy, 44, of St. Petersburg, celebrates with Biden supporters at the intersection of Tyrone Blvd N and Park St N Saturday, November 7, 2020.
  3. Aug. 24, 2020• Photos
  4. A Tampa police officer attempts to detain a protester as officers break up a march blocking traffic on N Dale Mabry Highway on Saturday.
  5. In St. Petersburg, marchers demonstrated Saturday against police brutality and racism in the afternoon and at night.
  6. Zoey Triplett, 9, left, cuddles with her mother, Amy Triplett, 49, center, of Safety Harbor, while attending a peaceful protest organized by the Bless Up organization, on Friday, June 5, 2020, at Coachman Park in downtown Clearwater. At right is Byron Triplett, 53, Zoey's father and Amy's husband.
  7. Sunlake High School senior Anna Nelson, 18, returns textbooks after cleaning out her locker Tuesday. Students hadn't been inside the school since spring break in March because of COVID-19.
  8. May 18, 2020• Hillsborough
    Isaret Jeffers-Chávez, founder of Colectivo Arbol, an organization dedicated to helping Florida farmworkers.
  9. Cindy Organtini poses with donated clothes in the burned-out home of longtime friends.
  10. Denise McCabe with her gift, for a member of Vincent House, a nonprofit clubhouse that provides help for people with mental illness.
  11. Michelle Murphy, 51, (right) and her niece Stephanie Fortner, 46, (left) pose in their front yard "Lending Hope Library" Sunday, April 5, 2020.
  12. John Riesebeck, owner of Smokin' J's BBQ, poses in front of his smokehouse in Gulfport.
  13. Isadora Pendygraft carries a few books out from the Gulfport Public Library. She checked them out before the library shut down due to the coronavirus.