Through the lens of community sports, this photography series highlights the bond between people within a community. The photographs illustrate how sports have the ability to bring diverse people together to encourage tolerance and inclusion.
“My goal with this series is to show interaction between people, but also show the care that goes into keeping Akron’s community spaces maintained. I have a fondness for the idea of relationship building through community sports. As a young man, I served in the Army and built friendships through pick-up games during our off hours. It was a way to blow off steam and get to know each other outside of our day to day duties. Similarly, I see this happening in the neighborhoods throughout Akron. When I photograph, the people at these spaces are welcoming and genuine.
The photographs show how pick-up basketball games can bring together a diverse group of people. They highlight the bonds between people within a community through spectating, participation, and socialization. Community-based sports teaches tolerance through inclusion and reinforces the importance of physical activity as an extracurricular.”
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Battle of the Boards | $199
Together | $125
Buddy Bench | $199
Compliments to the Chef | $125
Geometric Jumpshot | $199
Off the Dribble | $125
Layup | $125
The Dance | $199
Botticelli Stretch | $125
Pick it up Together | $199
Silhouette of a King | $125
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