Mackenzie Blaser and Danny Kosco imagine what their life will be like 5 years from now during an engagement photo shoot in Akron, Ohio. The couple will be married August 10, 2019.
Kent State’s sophomore guard Monique Smith poses for a portrait for a story in Prizm Magazine. Monique is bisexual and playing on a division 1 women’s basketball team.
Dr. Bruce Cohen poses for a portrait at Akron Children’s Hospital. Dr. Cohen is a mitochondrial disease doctor who has been voted in the top 15 in the country.
Jade Brown sits on the mat after a gymnastics meet against North Carolina and George Washington. Brown started gymnastics when she was younger because he mom thought she “needed to get her energy out.” She stuck with gymnastics because she found out she was good at it and she really enjoyed it.
Alina Howard poses for a portrait in the Kent State University Library. Howard is a passionate portrait photographer who focuses on documenting the African diaspora, or people with African ancestry.
Brothers, Dan and Joel Shinn pose for a portrait in the show room of their guitar shop in Bath, Ohio. Lay’s Guitar is a locally owned guitar shop where they sell, fix and build guitars from scratch.
Bri Wright, a redshirt freshman on Kent State’s track and field team laughs during the Mid-American Conference’s track and field tournament at Kent State University. Bri is from Lima, Ohio and played defense on her high school football team.
Assistant Director of the LGBTQ Student Center, Katie Mattise poses for a portrait in their office on the lower level of the Kent State Student Center. Katie is in charge of advocacy, intervention and education in the center.
Kent State senior broadcast journalism major Starr Bodi poses for a portrait in the studio.
Kat Rinella poses for a portrait for a monthly “One of Us” special for Prizm Magazine. Kat is a drag king and was performing in Kent State and Akron’s annual Battle of the Wagon Heel, a fundraiser for LGBTQ issues in Kent or Akron.
Chad Haidet poses for a portrait in the studio.
Mac Love talks about a public art piece he worked on in Akron, Ohio. Mac is a local artist who is working to revitalize Akron through public art.