Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Incoming Consul General of Israel to New England

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Last night I had the opportunity to photograph a new member of the international politics community. Yehuda Yaakov is the incoming Consul General of Israel to New England, replacing Shai Bazak as the leader of Israel’s connections to New England.

Northeastern University hosted an event to introduce local college students to the Consul General. The event also included remarks from local community leaders, as well as a musical performance by Brett Loewenstern, a former American Idol finalist.

Here are some of my favorite photos that I took at the event:

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To view all of the photos, click here: http://www.elankphotography.com/gallery/Israel-Campus-Summit-With-Incoming-Consul-General-of-Israel-to-New-England-2-20-2014/G0000blDaJ4aOGVU/C0000G__uBTNjKUo

Boston Strong: A Candlelight Vigil

I originally posted this following the Boston Marathon bombings. I have since switched blog platforms, but I thought this would be a good post to move over to the new blog.

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Note: If you want to help the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, please consider a donation to the One Fund: OneFundBoston.org

I could try to sum up the attitude of Bostonians after the horrific bombings last week, but Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz said it best. Before a game last week, he adressed the crowd, ending his speech by saying, “This is out [expletive] city and nobody is going to dictate out freedom. Stay strong.”

Boston has lived by his words. “Boston Strong” has acted as a motto for the people of the city. Residents have opened up their wallets and homes to help the victims. Memorials have sprung up in various parts of the city. People of different religions have come together for interfaith ceremonies to pray for the victims.

Last Sunday, six days after the bombings, residents of the close-knit neighborhood in The North End came together for a march and candlelight vigil to show their support for the people affected by this terrible event.

Here are some photos from the vigil:

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The 62nd Beanpot

If you try to talk to someone outside of Boston about The Beanpot, they will wonder why you are striking up a conversation about an obscure piece of kitchenware. However, in Beantown, which incidentally is a name that us locals will cringe at, Beanpot Monday is almost a holiday for much of the population.

The historic college hockey tournament is played on the first two consecutive Mondays every February. Boston College, Northeastern University, Harvard University, and Boston University fight each year for two wins.

This year, the championship game was the same as the previous year; the Boston College Eagles versus the Northeastern Huskies. Like last year, and the three years before that, Boston College came out victorious. Here are some of my favorite photos from the championship game:

Thatcher Demko #30 of the Boston College Eagles makes a save during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Thatcher Demko #30 of the Boston College Eagles makes a save during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

John Stevens #18 of the Northeastern Huskies and Bill Arnold #24 of the Boston College Eagles collide during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

John Stevens #18 of the Northeastern Huskies and Bill Arnold #24 of the Boston College Eagles collide during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Bill Arnold #24 of the Boston College Eagles and John Stevens #18 of the Northeastern Huskies on the ice during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Bill Arnold #24 of the Boston College Eagles and John Stevens #18 of the Northeastern Huskies on the ice during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kevin Hayes #12 of the Boston College Eagles keeps the puck from Tanner Pond #22 of the Northeastern Huskies during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Kevin Hayes #12 of the Boston College Eagles keeps the puck from Tanner Pond #22 of the Northeastern Huskies during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Head Coach Jim Madigan of the Northeastern Huskies watches the action during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Head Coach Jim Madigan of the Northeastern Huskies watches the action during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Josh Manson #3 of the Northeastern Huskies and Kevin Hayes #12 of the Boston College Eagles fight for the puck during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Josh Manson #3 of the Northeastern Huskies and Kevin Hayes #12 of the Boston College Eagles fight for the puck during The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

A Boston College hockey player is seen with a championship hat following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

A Boston College hockey player is seen with a championship hat following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Patrick Brown #23 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates with The Beanpot following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Patrick Brown #23 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates with The Beanpot following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Patrick Brown #23 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates with The Beanpot following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

Patrick Brown #23 of the Boston College Eagles celebrates with The Beanpot following The Beanpot Championship Game at TD Garden on February 10, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elan Kawesch)

You can view my full set of photos, here: http://www.elankphotography.com/gallery/NCAA-Mens-Hockey-Boston-College-vs-Northeastern-Beanpot-Championship-2-10-2014/G0000GOscaOqoB38/C0000YlkkGct_.DE