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All Eyes 2018 gallery: Martha Asencio-Rhine Times intern sees Tampa Bay through new lens

I’ve lived in St. Petersburg for most of my life and thought I knew it well but it has been this opportunity that has familiarized me with Tampa Bay to the fullest. I’ve been to places and events I wouldn’t have otherwise gone to and spoken to diverse people, learning their stories and sharing it with our readers. The challenges have been instrumental learning experiences, another small step forward. From political events to high school football games to beaches littered with dead fish, I’m privileged to have been there, continually humbled to represent the Tampa Bay Times as part of their excellent multimedia team.
Crystal Grimes attends to Jagger, a 1-year-old Shepherd mix she fosters through Paw Print Hearts, at the 31st annual Blessing of of the Animals at St. Clements Episcopal Church in Tampa on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
Published Dec. 13, 2018
Updated Dec. 13, 2018

Tampa Bay Times by: Martha Asencio-Rhine

Martha Asencio-Rhine is a photography intern at the Tampa Bay Times and a senior at USF St. Petersburg where she majors in journalism and works as photography editor for the student newspaper. She is married, has two school-aged boys and has lived in St. Petersburg for most of her life, previously immigrating from the Dominican Republic.

Players from both, Calvary Christian and Clearwater Christian Catholic pray together at the end of the game. The Marauders beat the Warriors 48-12 at home in Clearwater, Oct. 12, 2018.
Creighton Shafer, 14, with Troop 209 prays prior to presenting the colors during the St. Petersburg Distinguished Service Awards, sponsored by the Greater Tampa Bay Area Council Boy Scouts of America on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 at the Mahaffey Theatre.
Artist Jan Selen created "To Be or Not to Be" to express his thoughts on technology. "The more time you spend online, the less you are alive," he said. "It doesn't make me happy." Selen was one of several international artists sculpting for the Sanding Ovations sand sculpture event on Treasure Island Beach, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018.
Chef Chris Fernandez plates Mole Manchamanteles for The Seven Moles of Oaxaca, a seven-course culinary presentation featuring traditional Mexican mole sauce, at the La Florida Ballroom above Red Mesa Cantina in St. Petersburg on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2018.
Jack Coleman was park ranger at Hillsborough River State Park for 30 years. "Now I'm just a [Civil War] re-enactor," he said, his most official business is as a grandfather. At Veterans Memorial Park & Rear Admiral LeRoy Collins, Jr. Museum in Tampa, Oct. 20, 2018.
Dominic Girard, 3, from New Port Richey, plays in the surf while a large crowd holds hands along the water for the Hands Across the Sand event, on Saturday, May 19, 2018 on Indian Rocks Beach, Fla. This is an annual event held globally to raise awareness about the dangers of dirty fuels and the need to speed the transition to available, affordable, clean energy solutions.
Fuji Scoggins is reflected in a mirror in her home, a big three-story Victorian house she's hoping to sell quickly. This historic property, known as the John Wright House, sits on 35 acres and is the last home from the community once known as Rosewood. The home owner helped hide people there after the massacre in 1923, which killed 8 black people and two white people.
Ryan Satterfield and his daughter, Rhianna Satterfield, 11, share a hug after crossing the finish line during the Girls on the Run 5k race in St. Petersburg, Dec. 8, 2018.
From left: Adaira Pomeroy, 8, Oriana Ellison, 9, Keara Bittel, 9, and Zion Henry, 9, jump off the stage before the start of the Girls on the Run 5k race in St. Petersburg, Dec. 8, 2018.
Martha Asencio-Rhine is a photography intern at the Tampa Bay Times.

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