Entry Title: "Cody Kessler, Star Quarterback"
Name: Mariya Dondonyan , United States
Category and Expertise: Field sports, Student


Entry Description: It's the start of the 2014 USC football season and the Sarkisian era as head coach. Star quarterback, Cody Kessler, runs the play during the USC vs. Fresno State game on August 30. This photograph was taken on my first football photo assignment. First time stepping on the field, first time I fell in love with sport photography.

About the Artist:

She travels near and far to capture glimpses and glances that sustain a moment reminiscent of yesterday, with richness of today and with an anticipation of tomorrow. Memories that can muster up a smile or even a sigh. But more importantly, she hopes what she captures, drives you to a place outside your familiarity and into a lovely longing for people, places & things. She's a student, editor, and dreamer. Mariya is currently majoring in Philosophy at the University of Southern California after earning her degree in Marketing at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. She holds the position of Photo Editor at the Daily Trojan and was previous Editor-in-Chief of the FIDM MODE. She dreams big, has simple taste, and always craves a good story; especially one shown through a photograph.