there is no IIT in team
On Thursday afternoon I was given an assignment to photograph an impromptu practice by the members of the Illinois Institute of Technology’s basketball teams.
The practice was impromptu because just days earlier, the players found out that the basketball program at IIT was being eliminated.
Hours before the practice, I was notified that IIT wasn’t allowing the media to attend the practice.
So, instead I was told to go to the campus center before practice to shoot a portrait of the 20 or so members of the men’s and women’s teams. Seriously? How was I supposed to make an engaging portrait of 20 people?
When I arrived the teams had all ready gathered and the scene resembled a wake. Immediately I realized that a portrait wasn’t necessary, in fact, all I had to do was document what was happening. Whew!
Sophomore Shavonne Diamond was by far the most emotional so I stuck with her as she was being consoled by the team captain’s mom and then by the entire team at once.