Wheelchair Handball Georgia State Championship

Thanks to Tommie Storms, the founder of the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs, for asking me to photograph the 2016 Wheelchair Handball championships in Henry County, Georgia.

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The tournament took place at the J.P. Moseley Recreation Center, Stockbridge, GA. 

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Students with a variety of physical disabilities competed for the title of state champions.  

 Wolverines vs the Heat in round one. The Heat moved on to the finals.

Wolverines vs the Heat in round one. The Heat moved on to the finals.

The semifinals featured the  WGA Wolverines vs. Gwinnett Heat on one court and the DeKalb Silver Streaks vs. Houston Sharks on the other.

 The Wolverines vs The Heat games went into double overtime, ending with a shootout.

The Wolverines vs The Heat games went into double overtime, ending with a shootout.

 The Heat celebrate after their overtime win.

The Heat celebrate after their overtime win.

 The Silver Streaks vs The Sharks. The Sharks moved on to the finals.

The Silver Streaks vs The Sharks. The Sharks moved on to the finals.

 The Silver Streaks gave The Sharks a run for their money.

The Silver Streaks gave The Sharks a run for their money.

The Sharks and the Heat faced each other in the finals, with the Sharks coming out on top 10-4.

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 The Houston Sharks took home the championship trophy.

The Houston Sharks took home the championship trophy.

Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.