Photographer Adam Atkinson has taken thousands of photos over the course of this year. Here, he shares some of his favorites—and the stories behind them
Documenting students’ experiences during winter externships is one of my favorite times of the year. Getting to see the great opportunities the members of our Lafayette College community are providing to our students is truly wonderful. In these first two images, David Buck ’86, an executive vice president for the Philadelphia Phillies, and David Hammer ’92, assistant district attorney in Manhattan, are seen hosting externships.
The first day of classes in the spring semester included some flurries that quickly melted; and while the rest of us got to go inside and dry off, our leopard remained in all elements, standing guard.
I am always super impressed by our scholarship winners, and this shot of Anna DiFelice ’24, recipient of a Goldwater Scholarship, was one of my favorites from this year.
President Nicole Hurd welcomed a new four-legged member to our Lafayette family this year—you might have remembered the naming contest that was held in April. By popular demand and with open arms, we welcomed Saylor to campus.
Omar Soto ’23, Chris Good ’23, and Declan Drummond ’23, members of the steel bridge team, are hard at work getting ready for the steel bridge competition.
Paul Barclay, professor of history, has been conducting research at the historic Easton Cemetery. This portrait was taken to highlight the great work he is doing.
I recently got to attend a geology field trip to Ringing Rocks State Park with David Sunderlin, professor of geology. I knew I wanted to get a photo of someone ringing the rocks, and this was perfect!
A project on food insecurity was featured in our new alumni magazine, and while I was capturing photos from the project, I noticed this bee being particularly photogenic right in front of me.
I’m pretty quick to confess that I am not the world’s best sports photographer. I don’t have that sixth sense of the game that makes a sports photographer great at what they do. However, I do have a strong sense for storytelling, and I pride myself on capturing something different. So in this instance, I decided to be somewhere unique for the tunnel shot and came away with an image I am very happy with.