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  1. All Eyes

Hands on

A collection of portraits of people who work around Tampa Bay
Jung Kang, 63, owner of Hutson Shoe & Leather Repair in St. Petersburg. [BOYZELL HOSEY | Times]
Published Sep. 1
Updated Sep. 3

Today, Americans celebrate a federal holiday that often passes by without much

thought other than enjoying the time off with backyard picnics or beach

parties. We'd like to take a moment to acknowledge the day.

Tampa Bay Times photographers set out to capture men and women at work,

especially those who labor with their hands. And we asked them: Why do

you like what you do?

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  9. Sep. 1• All Eyes
    Jung Kang, 63, owner of Hutson Shoe & Leather Repair in St. Petersburg. BOYZELL HOSEY  |  Times
    A collection of portraits of people who work around Tampa Bay
  10. Sep. 1• All Eyes
    A collection of portraits of people who work in Tampa Bay
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