Simon Pollack hangs over the fence dividing Soundpony and Yeti in Tulsa, OK on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. There is some overlap between the two bars, "We just say, 'wanna do Yeti-Pony tonight?'" said Simon Pollack. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
Derrick Holloway, shop manager at Roger Glass, hops out of the smashed Chase Bank window on Saturday, July 8, 2017. The windows were vandalized and needed to be fully replaced. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
Keynote speaker Chris Herren acknowledges the crowd's standing ovation at the 24th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tulsa, OK on Monday, June 26, 2017. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
Edward Paredes watches Johan Mieses catch a hit deep into center field during the last inning of the Tuesday night game against the Springfield Cardinals at ONEOK Center in Tulsa, OK on June 13, 2017. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
Brenda Villerreal gets her hair done by hairstylists at the Women's Day of Beauty, held by John 3:16 Mission on Monday, May 8, 2017. The event pampers homeless women for a day to help boost their self esteem. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
Jack Trantham of the School of Saint Mary cheers on his Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at the Roach Racing booth at the Exploring Insects with Master Gardeners interactive student workshop at the Exchange Center of Tulsa Expo Square on Thursday, May 4, 2017. EMMA HOWELLS/Tulsa World
It's intern Emma Howells’ last day at the Tulsa World. Howells started on May 1, and like all Tulsa World photography interns became no different than a staff photographer. She shot any assignment that may have come up during her shift.
Howells, a senior photojournalism student at Ohio University, says one of her favorite assignments was covering Rocklahoma. Loaded down with gear, in the heat and covering such a large, “It tested me,” she said.
Howells grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. “I’m not used to fireworks,” she said adding she has never seen the fireworks stands that spring up in Oklahoma every July. This fascination led to one of her favorite photos from the Summer. A child lighting a smoke bomb on the Fourth of July.
On Aug. 21, Howells will start an internship at the Columbus Dispatch in Columbus, OH. She is on track to graduate from Ohio University in the Fall of 2018 and pursue a career in photojournalism.
Good Luck Emma!
If you are interested in interning in the Tulsa World photo department please contact Photo Editor John Clanton (email@example.com) or Chief Photographer Tom Gilbert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mike has worked for the Tulsa World from 1995-2000 and from 2005-present. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Photographic Arts/Journalism. He lives in Owasso with his wife Brandi and daughters Sonnie and Sarah.