Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay
In 2016, Indiana celebrated their 200th year of statehood by creating the Indiana Bicentennial Torch Relay.
The relay included all 92 counties in Indiana and lasted for 3,200 miles for six weeks. The counties were allowed to pass the torch as they saw fit. Some kept it traditional by walking or running the torch through the county, while others used floats, boats, cars, bicycles and horseback, to name a few.
I traveled to 19 counties in Indiana and photographed torch bearers and their various modes of transportation as they carried the Bicentennial Torch through the state. At the end of the day, I was tasked with creating an album of county on Facebook to be shared on social media.
I was recommended by multiple colleagues to be one of three photographers on the 31 person team based out of Ball State, working with the Indiana Department of Tourism, as well as other partners. A large part of the project included teamwork and organization skills, but also the responsibility of completing my independent work during the Torch Relay. In addition to the daily work, the Ball State team produced a 37-minute documentary of the relay.
Below is a sample of the my work during my time with on the Torch Relay route.