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Photos of the Year



It has been an amazing year here at the Oregon Daily Emerald photo desk. Words could never accurately describe the past twelve months we’ve had, but thankfully we’re photographers. We’re incredibly proud to present a culmination of the work we poured our heart and soul into, as selected by two time Newspaper Photographer of the Year and Pulitzer Prize winner, Rob Finch. Here they are, our Photos of the Year!

1st Place-Feature

A man carries sunflowers to the memorial service for University students Collin La More and Ellis Heyer at Beall Hall on January 28, 2011. La More and Heyer were killed in a car accident. (Ivar Vong/Oregon Daily Emerald)

1st Place-General News

Lead singer of The Flaming Lips Wayne Coyne crowd surfs in a plastic bubble before the beginning of The Flaming Lip’s set at the McDonald Theater of September 29th, 2010. (Ivar Vong/Oregon Daily Emerald)

1st Place-Spot News

Patrick Florian Smoly, a 62-year-old Corvallis resident, walks backward down Willamette Street near West 5th Avenue under the instruction of the Eugene Police Department before being detained Oct. 16, 2010. Smoly had threatened to detonate his van, which was parked outside the nearby downtown post office building. (Ivar Vong/Oregon Daily Emerald)

1st Place-Sports

The Oregon acrobatics and tumbling team explodes in celebration after being crowned national champions April 9, 2011. The Ducks defeated the Maryland Terrapins to clinch their first-ever title. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2nd Place-Feature

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art visitor Michael Gaylor gazes at the Chris Jordan piece "Lightbulbs," on January 19th, 2011, which depicts wasted kilowatt hours in American residential neighborhoods. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2nd Place-General News

Kristie Kilcullen, the widow of slain Eugene Police Department officer Chris Kilcullen, is led out of the memorial for her deceased husband at Matthew Knight Arena April 29, 2011. Officer Chris Kilcullen served for 12 years on the Eugene police force before being fatally shot by during a routine traffic stop. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2nd Place-Spot News

A woman, name withheld, is escorted outside of a police scene after reports of gunshots brought over 15 police cars to the 2700 block of Fairmount Boulevard April 25, 2011. Upon investigation, a 51-year-old man was found dead as a result of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Michael Ciaglo/Oregon Daily Emerald)

2nd Place-Sports

Sixth, seventh, and eighth grade girls start the middle school mile at the Oregon Twilight meet at Hayward Field Friday, May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

3rd Place-Feature

Master Gardener and GrassRoots Garden Coordinator Merry Bradley stands among hundreds of tomato plants, on October 19, 2010, at the GrassRoots Community Garden along Coburg Road. "People learn by doing," Bradley said. Originally from Omaha, Neb., Bradley fell in love with the Northwestern environment and hands-on teaching. (Aaron Marineau/Oregon Daily Emerald)

3rd Place-General News

Tabitha Yeasley gets her first tattoo as her boyfriend, Thomas, offers support during the Tattoo Convention at the Lane Events Center in Eugene on May 7, 2011. (Jamie Lay/Oregon Daily Emerald)

3rd Place-Spot News

A police officer stands inside Allen Hall after securing the building in response to a fire alarm that was pulled April 1, 2011. There Eugene Fire Department affirmed there was no fire. (Michael Ciaglo/Oregon Daily Emerald)

3rd Place-Sports

A powerful righthand punch landed by Charles “Kid Khaos” Bennett (bottom) opened up a wound near Jason Gybels' (top) right eye that covered both fighters in blood during a Mixed Martial Arts fight at Spirit Mountain Casino April 16, 2011. Gybles would go on to win the fight. (Alex McDougall/Oregon Daily Emerald)

and remember to check back with us later, as more Photos of the Year are to come soon…

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