Girls on the Run is a program that links athletes with girls to inspire them not only to be more athletic, but to believe in themselves.
Cover story featuring Micheal Tomor, executive director at the Tampa Museum of Art
Belly dancer for a story on a local cafe featuring traditional Lebanese fare
Shot as part of the Summer Guide for Creative Loafing featuring the Tampa Yankees minor league baseball team and low attendance
Tampa protest following Baltimore police officers arrest of Freddie Gray
World champion dock dog Baxter, a Belgian Malinois trained by Tony Lambert, competes in the distance challenge at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional in St Petersburg Florida
21st Annual Tampa Pro Am skateboard competition took place at Tampa Skate Park
While on a personal project I was able to shoot Times Square just two days prior to super storm Sandy. Looking back it was eerily normal given the size of the storm just off shore
Cover photo for Tampa Bay Pride week
At a Justice for Trayvon demonstration in front of the Tampa Federal Courthouse participants wore shirts, held signs, and rallied support for Trayvon Martin and his family, some of whom were present. The rally was held one week after the not guilty verdict in Sanford Florida where George Zimmerman stood trial for the second degree murder of Trayvon.
Pizza is king! Cover photo for a Pizza Marathon- a 12 month comparison of Tampa Bay pizzarias
Wild rides at the Florida State Fair
Sierra Mist poses in Nix Herrera exhibit as part of the annual Nude Nite Tampa published on March 18 2013
Opposing forces. The men in an embrace on the right show their contempt for the man on the right who is proselytizing at the St Pete Pride event
Brendy Gutierrez of West Palm Beach chalks a tribute to Leonardo da Vinci. This was Gutierrez's first appearance at Tampa's Chalk Walk published March 16, 2012
Covering the Kumari Festival in Kathmandu, The Nepalese Military stand guard
After the disclosure by ex National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden that the agency had been using internet and cellular phone technology to spy on U.S. citizens several organizations gathered on Friday June 23, 2013 to protest across the street from the Federal Building in Downtown Tampa, Fl. The Guy Fawkes mask on the back of the head of an Occupy Tampa member has become a symbol of protest world wide. Demonstrators rallied against the NSA, advocated for the release of Bradley Manning who was arrested in 2010 for releasing classified information to the website Wikileaks, and held Snowden out as a hero.
Tom Filbert who is currently unemployed demonstrates for higher wages for fast food workers during the nationwide fast food workers strike
Susie Shannon of Occupy Tampa escorted out of International Plaza in Tampa on 07-27-13 after participating in a demonstration protesting the jailing of Bradley Manning, the Army private and former intelligence analyst being held for his alleged release of classified information to the web site WikiLeaks.
The Pet-A-Palooza event in Tampa brought Twiggy the waterskiing squirrel to entertain. This little dude, the second iteration of Twiggy, has been in movies and television
In the debate over animals being used in circuses both sides are passionate about their beliefs. Florida Voices for Animals protested just prior to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus
James “Pictureman” Youngblood peers from his food truck, where he and wife Sheilah gave away hot dogs across the street from the College Hill polling place in Tampa on election day.
James Bell was the focus of a news feature called Lost Veterans by Mitch Perry. It was a story on how Bell, along with thousands of others, wind up homeless after their military service. He arrived in Tampa on a Greyhound bus from Georgia
A demonstration of a water propelled jet pack shown on the Hillsborough River in Tampa during the 2nd annual Mayors River O'Green celebration for St Patricks day
A demonstration of a water propelled jet pack shown on the Hillsborough River in Tampa during the 2nd annual Mayors River O'Green celebration for St Patricks day in 2013
Jim Haskins holds a crucifix with a choose life sign attached outside of the Women's Health Center on Fletcher Ave in Tampa. The image was part of a story being done for the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade by Arielle Stevenson
Prior to the Republican National Convention in 2012 there were several weeks of active Occupy Tampa demonstrations. This young participant carries one of the sentiments of the group.
Pete "Poobah" the Fire Eating Pigmy was a crowd favorite for years at the World of Wonders Sideshow at the Florida State Fair. He was a favorite of mine with his story telling face, his short stature, the ever present black marks around his mouth, and his place in history of the dyeing art of sideshow performer.
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Chip Weiner is an award winning photo journalist and food photographer in Tampa. He has been a photography instructor for 9 years.