Macomb County Sheriff's deputies Steve Kret, left, and Ron Murphy encourage an emotionally-disturbed person to come down from an embankment viaduct on the bike path under Metro Parkway in Harrison Twp. The unidentified male was transported to the hospital after he jumped out of the family vehicle and hid under the viaduct until Murphy spotted him while on patrol, Wednesday, February 22, 2012. (Todd McInturf | The Detroit News)
Stephanie Ward, of Flint, takes a photo of the memorial she put up on Saginaw Street in Flint with relatives in memory of her brother, 49-year-old Arnold Ray Minor, was killed by serial slasher Elias Abuelazam, on Monday after the sentencing of his killer.  'It was my older brother and I felt he was my hero,' said Minor while addressing the red white and blue theme of the memorial. 'I know he'll still be here protecting us.' Abuelazam was sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of Arnold Minor on Aug. 2, 2010. He also is accused of killing four others and injuring nine people with a knife in the summer of 2010. He also is accused of attacking others in Virginia and Ohio. (Ryan Garza | The Flint Journal)
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Michigan State running back LeVeon Bell hurdles a tackler on his way to a first down during action against Notre Dame  Sept.15, 2012 at Spartan Stadium in East Lansing. (Kirthmon F. Dozier | Detroit Free Press)
Great Lakes Loons mascot Rall E. Camel, far right, gets in on fielding balls hit by Daniel Coulombe (3) as pitchers, from left, Duke von Schamann, Jason West, Matt Shelton, Scott Griggs and Craig Stem warm up before the start of the Loons' game against the Lake County Captains Monday at Dow Diamond. Lake County won 4-3. The Loons are at Dow Diamond on Tuesday where they play the Captains again at 7:05 p.m. (Nick King | Midland Daily News)
Demetria “MemeBear” LaShell Gibson, 6, of Mason, lays in her rubber ducky bathtub on Oct. 6, 2012 while her grandma helps to bathe her at her grandma’s house in Mt. Pleasant. Gibson suffers from Trisomy 18 or Edwards Syndrome and has to used the rubber ducky bathtub so she does not drown. She is one of two childern in the state of Michigan that have lived past birth. Trisonomy 18 effects every 1 in 6,000 live births and most do not make it. Gibson cannot do any normal day function such as walking or talking and has the mental capacity of a six month old baby. (Erica Kearns | Central Michigan University)
This is the view scene daily by students out the window of the Barber School 7th-grade Science classroom in Highland Park. Where the classroom is a safe haven for learning, the blighted neighborhood beyond is littered with abandoned houses and apartment buildings in various states of collapse. (John T. Greilick | The Detroit News)

2014 MPPA Seminar

2014 Michigan Press Photographers Association seminar - We're back! Prepare yourself for one jam-packed weekend to celebrate Michigan photojournalism. This two-day conference consists of live-judging all day Saturday by three highly-regarded photographers who will select the highest quality work in our state. A full seminar description is below.