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2013 Special Olympics New York and Athlete Barney Pedraza

This past weekend I had the privilege to photograph the Winter Special Olympics New York. I also was also assigned to follow and photograph Special Olympics athlete Barney Pedraza. Barney, 37, is a world athlete in the Special Olympics and has been competing for 25 years. He won numerous awards from his recent trip last week representing the United States in the Special Olympic World Games in South Korea. Barney is a resident of Warsaw, NY in the county of Wyoming.

The following slideshow is a mix of the general events and my time with Barney and his family.

 

If you’d like to see not just my photos but photographs from a team of 19 other photographers and editors then check our RIT’s Imagenation website.

 

 

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