Photo Essays
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August 8, 2022

Photo Essay | What is Jacksonville today?

What is Jacksonville Today? Florida State College at Jacksonville students answered that question through images.

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May 3, 2022

Photo Essay | Hauling It

A driver shortage in Jacksonville triggered missed garbage pickups by the thousands. Through it all, the men and women who take away our trash go to work day in and day out. For Jacksonville Today, photographer Dennis Ho spent a couple of recent days documenting their work.

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February 16, 2022

Photo Essay | The Skyway in Transit

As the pace of development in the city’s urban core continues to ramp up, Jacksonville’s Downtown is beginning to look different. Amid the relatively new arrival of cranes and swinging steel beams, it endures: 2.5 miles of concrete track we call the Jacksonville Skyway. Opened in 1989, the automated people mover has been a point of contention for nearly as

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November 10, 2021

Photo Essay | Downtown Jacksonville dresses up for Toni Smailagic

Introduction by Matthew Shaw | Photographs and captions by Toni Smailagic When Toni Smailagic brings out his camera, it seems, Jacksonville tends to get all dressed up for him. Since moving back to Jacksonville from New York five years ago, Toni Smailagic has embedded himself in the cultural scene of the city’s urban core at concerts, art exhibit openings and

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November 3, 2021

Photo Essay | Jacksonville through the lens of Michael Rakim

Introduction by Matthew Shaw | Photographs and captions by Michael Rakim The first time I saw the work of Wesley Michael Rakim Edwards — who publishes his photography under the name Michael Rakim — I could tell he was a people person. I’d engage with Rakim’s imagery in the way most of us view photography these days — mostly on

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October 27, 2021

Photo Essay | Leighton Hoey’s view from inside Jacksonville’s music scene

Introduction by Matthew Shaw | Photographs and captions by Leighton Hoey As someone who has spent the last half-decade or so writing about Northeast Florida’s burgeoning music scene, I’ve seen my fair share of press pics. Whether a highly stylized wide-angled portrait of a Duval pop artist or an intentionally lo-fi snap of a noisy local punk band, I love

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October 21, 2021

Photo Essay | Tom Schifanella’s hidden Jacksonville

Atlantic Beach-based landscape photographer Tom Schifanella trains his lens on Jacksonville’s natural beauty.

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