All Eyes gallery: Loren Elliott’s favorite photos of 2017
“I’m fortunate to cover a balance of sports, news and longer-term stories in my role.”
I spent much of the first half of 2017 telling the story of a Syrian refugee family resettling in the US following the Trump administration’s travel ban. The second half of my year has mostly been dedicated to covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the paper’s beat photographer.
I also covered Hurricane Irma from Port Charlotte to the Florida Keys, the college football National Championship between Clemson and Alabama, the Daytona 500 and the one-year anniversary of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. I’m fortunate to cover a balance of sports, news and longer-term stories in my role.
I’ve been a photojournalist at the Tampa Bay Times since August 2015 (I was an intern before joining the staff full-time in 2016). During football season, covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers consumes most of my time. The rest of the year I balance daily assignments with longer-term projects. Since coming to the Times, I’ve documented the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando and its aftermath, followed an incarcerated father through jail parenting classes and release, and covered the Clinton and Trump campaigns along the I-4 Corridor leading up to the last presidential election.