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All Eyes gallery: Eve Edelheit’s favorite photos of 2017

There’s never a dull moment while working at the Tampa Bay Times.
Chef Whitney Otawka (center) plates her second course, a salad of spring peas with burrata, Benton's country ham, breadcrumbs and harissa during Women in the Kitchen: A Celebration at Lake Meadow in Ocoee, Florida on Sunday, April 23, 2017. During the event dozens of diners ate passed appetizers and four courses from a team of 10 female chefs from all over the country. Proceeds from the event benefitted both the James Beard FoundationÕs Women in Entrepreneur Leadership Program and the Women in Culinary Leadership Program.
Chef Whitney Otawka (center) plates her second course, a salad of spring peas with burrata, Benton's country ham, breadcrumbs and harissa during Women in the Kitchen: A Celebration at Lake Meadow in Ocoee, Florida on Sunday, April 23, 2017. During the event dozens of diners ate passed appetizers and four courses from a team of 10 female chefs from all over the country. Proceeds from the event benefitted both the James Beard FoundationÕs Women in Entrepreneur Leadership Program and the Women in Culinary Leadership Program.
Published Dec. 27, 2017
Rachael Max poses in her home in Tampa, Florida on November 10, 2016. Max was told over and over again that she had appendicitis, but it turns out she had spots of endometriosis on her liver.
Rachael Max poses in her home in Tampa, Florida on November 10, 2016. Max was told over and over again that she had appendicitis, but it turns out she had spots of endometriosis on her liver.
Larry Lee holds onto his girlfriend, Jasmine Walker's leg while napping at John Hopkins Middle School on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
Larry Lee holds onto his girlfriend, Jasmine Walker's leg while napping at John Hopkins Middle School on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
(counter clockwise from the top) Jasmine Walker holds her son DJ Woods, 17 months while her boyfriend Larry Lee holds their son, Josiah Lee, 3 and their other children Lavarious Lee, 7 and Lakariah Lee, 6 rest while taking shelter at John Hopkins Middle School on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in St. Petersburg. The family chose to come to John Hopkins because the middle school shelter accepts those with special needs, which Woods has with tuberous sclerosis complex.
(counter clockwise from the top) Jasmine Walker holds her son DJ Woods, 17 months while her boyfriend Larry Lee holds their son, Josiah Lee, 3 and their other children Lavarious Lee, 7 and Lakariah Lee, 6 rest while taking shelter at John Hopkins Middle School on Sunday, September 10, 2017 in St. Petersburg. The family chose to come to John Hopkins because the middle school shelter accepts those with special needs, which Woods has with tuberous sclerosis complex.
(from left to right) Michele Snelling sleeps on couch cushions next to her daughter Lauryn, 4 months old in a make shift bed in a suitcase at John Hopkins Middle School in the early morning hours of Monday, September 11, 2017 in St. Petersburg. The school filled classrooms and hallways with  people evacuating before Hurricane Irma makes landfall. The shelter welcomes people from the area with pets and those with special needs.
(from left to right) Michele Snelling sleeps on couch cushions next to her daughter Lauryn, 4 months old in a make shift bed in a suitcase at John Hopkins Middle School in the early morning hours of Monday, September 11, 2017 in St. Petersburg. The school filled classrooms and hallways with people evacuating before Hurricane Irma makes landfall. The shelter welcomes people from the area with pets and those with special needs.

My Year: 2017 was a busy year for me! I finished my personal project about endometriosis, rode in a race car with Mario Andretti for work and covered the impact of Hurricane Irma in Tampa Bay and the Keys. There’s never a dull moment while working at the Tampa Bay Times. Looking forward to 2018!

Lexi Gabro plays the electric keyboard during a Holy Liturgy service at St. Athanasius Syriac Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs on Thursday, February 2, 2017. This was the second time that His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, who lives in Damascus, Syria visited the church in Tarpon Springs.
Lexi Gabro plays the electric keyboard during a Holy Liturgy service at St. Athanasius Syriac Orthodox Church in Tarpon Springs on Thursday, February 2, 2017. This was the second time that His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, who lives in Damascus, Syria visited the church in Tarpon Springs.
Empire Oyster founder Kevin Joseph makes an Empire Lobster Roll at Empire Oyster Bar in St. Petersburg on March 18, 2017.
Empire Oyster founder Kevin Joseph makes an Empire Lobster Roll at Empire Oyster Bar in St. Petersburg on March 18, 2017.
Tom Moore pauses while working on his home to look out at the Atlantic Ocean directly off of his property in Duck Key, Florida on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Moore was removing the new hurricane windows on his home, which survived Hurricane Irma while the rest of his home did not. He plans to put the windows into his new home, which he will build on the same property.
Tom Moore pauses while working on his home to look out at the Atlantic Ocean directly off of his property in Duck Key, Florida on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Moore was removing the new hurricane windows on his home, which survived Hurricane Irma while the rest of his home did not. He plans to put the windows into his new home, which he will build on the same property.
Hundreds of refrigerators, ovens, washers and other large household appliances wait to be taken away on a side rode near U.S. Route 1 after being damaged by Hurricane Irma, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Islamorada, Florida. Many of the appliances were from a near by mobile home park that had significant damage.
Hundreds of refrigerators, ovens, washers and other large household appliances wait to be taken away on a side rode near U.S. Route 1 after being damaged by Hurricane Irma, on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 in Islamorada, Florida. Many of the appliances were from a near by mobile home park that had significant damage.

Eve is a staff photographer at the Tampa Bay Times. She has also photographed two cookbooks, Food + Art and Bella’s. Eve graduated with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and a minor in political science in May 2011. In the previous spring, Eve also attended the Danish School of Media and Journalismin Aarhus, Denmark. Her work has been recognized by NPPA, Hearst Awards, FSNE and the Green Eyeshade Awards.

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