Author: Daniel Damiani

2021 in focus: Photographer shares 21 favorite Lawrence images of the year

Photos bDanny Damiani/Communications

Looking back at 2021, I’m grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to spend time photographing members of the Lawrence community and telling their stories. From campus wide events to quiet moments, I’ve narrowed a year’s worth of images down to 21 of my favorites. 

Nicole Legman, a sophomore, Ryan Johnson, a senior, and Haleigh Andrews, a first-year, during Introduction to Physics Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2021 in the Science Learning Commons.
Femdot. headlines LUaroo 2021 on Main Hall Green Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Otāēciah, a sculpture created by artist Chris Cornelius, is installed between the Mudd Library and the Wriston Art Center Monday, July 26, 2021. Kaeyes Mamaceqtawuk Plaza and Otāēciah were dedicated in October.
B. Lilly is silhouetted against stained glass windows while performing with Decoda at the OuterEdge Stage during Mile of Music Friday, Aug. 6, 2021.
Mark Phelan, associate professor of philosophy, teaches Science vs. Pseudoscience Tuesday, April 27, 2021.
Earl Simons, a senior, stands for a portrait outside Memorial Chapel Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
Maggie Macneil, a first-year student, poses for a portrait during women’s hockey media day.
Megan Pickett, associate professor of physics, points out stars in the night sky during LU Earth for Earth Day Hour on Main Hall Green Thursday, April 22, 2021.
The Wriston Art Center’s windows reflect the clouds Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
Maria Entenza ’21 works during Advanced Painting May 5, 2021 in the Wriston Art Center.
Ben Hiles, a senior, performs during saxophone Studio Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, in Harper Hall.
Students make their way out of the Banta Bowl after Commencement Sunday, June 13, 2021.
Tyler Scott, a junior, works on the UAV Summer Research Program at Two Creeks Buried State Forest Natural Area Monday, July 12, 2021.
Matthew Pavlik, a sophomore, talks with Myles Luedecke, a junior, while standing around a fire during the Welcome Back Bon Fire in the Wriston Amphitheater Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.
Leo Decorte, a first-year student, stands for a portrait during men’s soccer media day.
Julie Rana, assistant professor of mathematics, watches as students work on the board during Discrete Mathematics Monday, Oct. 4, 2021 in Briggs Hall.
Jessica Toncler, a senior, performs with Nathaniel Tang, a sophomore, during violin studio Monday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Memorial Chapel .
Midushi Ghimire, a sophomore, and Raian Rith, a junior, help hang flags on Main Hall with Lawrence International in preparation for the President’s Welcome during optional Move-In Day Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Claude Mazullo, a sophomore, Cristiana Burhite, a sophomore, Jackie McShan, a junior, and Victorio Sirugo, a first-year, carry their boat back to shore after a morning of rowing with the LU Rowing Club Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021, in Telulah Park.
Claire Chamberlin, a junior, paints the face of Jose Otero, a first-year, during the Blue and White Weekend Block Party Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 on Main Hall Green. The Block Party started the Saturday events for Blue and White Weekend.
Lawrence University’s Emma Vasconez, a junior, celebrates with head coach Joe Sagar after scoring a golden goal in overtime against Monmouth College to send the team to Midwest Conference Tournament Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.

Back and Brighter Together: A Photo Essay

Claire Chamberlin, a junior, paints the face of Jose Otero, a first-year, during the Blue and White Weekend Block Party Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 on Main Hall Green. The Block Party started Saturday events for Blue and White Weekend. (Photos by Danny Damiani)

By Danny Damiani/Communications

As we close out Fall Term, I’m taking a look back at some of the photographs that I think best exemplify what it means to be Brighter Together here at Lawrence. I had the opportunity to join students, faculty, and staff as they returned to classrooms, stages, and athletic spaces over the past few months. It was a joy to be present for those early morning workouts with teammates and friends, the face-to-face classroom experiences, and the collaborations happening on and off stage in the Conservatory. I’ve gathered a collection of images here (in no particular order) that I hope represent the connections and moments that make this place come alive every single day.

Lili Hull and Zoë Boston, both seniors, play a game of cards at a picnic table on Main Hall Green Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.
Midushi Ghimire, a sophomore, and Raian Rith, a junior, help hang flags on Main Hall with Lawrence International in preparation for the President’s Welcome during optional Move-In Day Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021.
Orientation Leaders bring balloons to students with birthdays surrounding the President’s Welcome Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Students drop off and pick up their bags outside of Andrew Commons Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
First-year students begin to take their places on the Memorial Chapel steps before the official photo for the Class of 2025 Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Teammates surround Lawrence University’s Emma Vasconez, a sophmore, after scoring a golden goal in overtime against Monmouth College to send the team to Midwest Conference Tournament Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021.
Thomas Canty, a senior, works with Daniel Schwandt, university organist and lecturer in music, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021 in Memorial Chapel.
Students walk between classes Friday Oct. 8, 2021.
JEJ Vinson, a former contestant on The Voice, performs Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in the Warch Campus Center. JEJ Vinson performed as part of Welcome Week activities on campus.
Matthew Pavlik, a sophomore, talks with Myles Luedecke, a junior, while standing around a fire during the Welcome Back Bon Fire in the Wriston Amphitheater Monday, Sept. 13, 2021.
Kelly Foy, a senior, carries instruments into Kohler Hall during Move-In Day Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Students hold signs before the Kaeyes Mamaceqtawuk Plaza and Otāēciah sculpture dedication at Lawrence University’s 6th Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration Monday, Oct. 11, 2021.
Katie Mahorney, a senior, and Dylan Delgado, a first-year, work together during Introduction to Physics Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Youngchild 121.
Nathan Ferguson, a senior, smashes a pumpkin with a golf club during a Beta Theta Phi charity event on The Quad Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. Participants made donations to smash pumpkins and the proceeds from the event were donated to Pillars.
Reese Pike, Eli Elder, Owen Brady, and Mitchell VonEschen, all sophomores, play Glow Mini Golf in the Warch Campus Center Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.
Nathaniel Scott, a junior, (center) rehearses with the Viking Bassoon Ensemble Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021.
Relena Ribbons, Assistant Professor of Geosciences, shows students a worm during an Environmental Science lab Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021.
Mahina Olores, a junior, sits in the afternoon sun and plays a ukulele on Main Hall Green Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021.
Laurie Carter, Lawrence University’s President, greets Shelby Stoddard, a first-year student, during the President’s Handshake in Memorial Chapel Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021.
Claude Mazullo, a sophomore, Cristiana Burhite, a sophomore, Jackie McShan, a junior, and Victorio Sirugo, a first-year, carry their boat back to shore after a morning of rowing with the LU Rowing Club Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2021 in Telulah Park.
Kuo-ming Sung, Wendy and K.K. Tse Professor of East Asian Studies, teaches Intermediate Chinese Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Main Hall.
Madeline Markhem, a first-year, performs during violin studio Monday, Oct. 27, 2021 in Memorial Chapel.
Ryan Johnson, a senior, (center) works with a group of fellow students during Introduction to Physics Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2021 in Youngchild 121.
Lawrence University in the huddle after the team’s win against Beloit College Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021 at the Banta Bowl.

Fall Athletics Media Day: A Photo Essay

D’Andre Weaver, Football (Photos by Danny Damiani)

By Danny Damiani / Communications

Over the course of a single day in late August, more than 100 student-athletes stepped in front of the camera in Alexander Gym. It was the first-ever Media Day for Lawrence Athletics, and the energy in the room was exhilarating.

Our Lawrence athletes were ready for this. So was I.

A simple white background and three camera flashes set the scene, and the students brought enthusiasm all day long. It was a joy to see all the smiling faces as we moved closer to a new academic year, one in which all of our athletic teams have returned to competition. We’re “Brighter Together,” and we certainly were on this day.

The goal was to collect a series of photos for each fall sports team that could be used on social media, on the university’s website, and in various print publications. My hope was to really get a sense of the personality of each athlete as they stepped in front of the camera—all while their teammates and friends helped to hype them up. I think we achieved that. 

It was a pleasure to help coordinate and photograph this fall’s amazing group of student-athletes. Some of my favorite images from the day are shared here in the first of what will be a monthly photo essay series from across the Lawrence campus.  

Julian Garcia, Men’s Cross Country
Sophia Galassini, Volleyball
Drevian Archibald & Prince Mukuna, Football
Althea Foster, Women’s Cross Country
Mark Todd, Men’s Soccer
Ellie Younger, Women’s Soccer
Hanna Knudsen, Women’s Soccer
Marife Entenza, Volleyball
Fanta Jatta, Women’s Tennis
Elliot Mueller, Men’s Soccer
Riley Winebrenner, Women’s Cross Country
Zachary Adams, Football
Adam Bruce, Men’s Cross Country
Natalie Anderson, Women’s Cross Country
Cambrie Rickard, Women’s Soccer
Billy Wallisch & Nick Pastrone, Football
Jordan Adamson, Volleyball
Lauren Aturaliya, Women’s Tennis
Leo Decorte, Men’s Soccer