The Evergreen State College Geoducks finished their season competing against the College of Idaho and Eastern Oregon University on February 18th and February 19th,and I had the pleasure of photographing the action! In addition to honoring four Evergreen Seniors, the Geoducks teamed up with Puget Sound Blood Center to conduct a Bone Marrow Registry Drive in support of former Evergreen Basketball player Aaron Foy who is battling MDS. For information on Puget Sound Blood Center’s Bone Marrow Registry program and becoming a donor follow this link.
Krinda Artist Statement
My sister, Krinda Joy Carlson, is a very high achieving person. She seems to excel at everything she does. She has maintained a perfect 4.0 grade point average throughout her undergraduate years, set school records in track and field, and, as an English major, received numerous awards and recognition for her writing. However, as her sister, I see her struggles as well as her successes, her stress as well as her joy, and her vulnerability as well as her strength.
These images document Krinda’s last month as a student and athlete for Saint Martin’s University. As class valedictorian and captain of the track and field and cross country team, her immediate smile and exuberant personality often convince people she always has everything under control. However, individuals like Krinda, who seem never to fail, are often misunderstood. I want to show the Krinda that I see, the one that is only human…the Krinda that struggles with her own exacting standards for herself, the Krinda who sometimes fears failure and always strives to do the best she can in everything she does. For, I believe it is her genuineness and integrity of character, not just her successes, that earns the respect and affection of those around her.