All Eyes gallery: Cherie Diez's favorite photos of 2017
As a photojournalist my job varies so much from assignment to assignment that the only constant is that the moments, good or bad, large or small, always tell a story.
By Cherie Diez
Published Dec. 28, 2017
Updated Dec. 29, 2017
Take these photos together and you have a snapshot of life in 2017, whether it be Florida palm trees going horizontal to brace against Hurricane Irma’s wrath, a high school football player squeezing his mom and sisters tight for a photo on National Signing Day or a defense attorney trying to convince his client to take a chance on a murder trial.
I’m still in awe of the power of a still image, able to stop time for eternity then reflect back a new enlightenment years later. And I continue to be honored of all those willing to share their lives with me.
Cherie Diez is a 3rd generation Tampa native and has been at the Times since graduating from the University of South Florida, immersing herself in numerous award-winning documentary projects. As a narrative photojournalist and video producer, she uses the camera to capture fleeting moments that reveal so much about a life and our world. Most recently, she collaborated with writer Lane DeGregory on the “House on the Corner” project http://www.tampabay.com/projects/2017/features/house-on-the-corner/clearwater-shooting-defense-anthony-roy/.