Summer Perritt is a Junior at Mercer University studying Journalism, Spanish, Southern Studies and History. Working as the Lifestyle and Opinion editor at the student newspaper, The Cluster, she recently branched out into Photojournalism and has discovered a new passion. To contact her, please email summerperritt@gmail.com.

Assignment: Pictorial

Matthew Ezeh perches on a window sill in the upper levels of the Macon Terminal Station. The terminal station has been around since 1916 and currently houses Macon's public transportation system, MTA.

When wandering around the Macon Terminal Station.

Assignment: Macon Photo

. Founded in 1823, Macon is home to many historical buildings and sites like the old Bibb theatre pictured here.

Out on assignment, Katie Atkinson enjoys exploring her new home of Macon, Ga.

Assignment: Environmental Portrait

Mercer University Sophomore, Matthew Ezeh, is studying musical education in hopes of one day becoming a band director. After changing his major from Biology late last fall, Ezeh recognized his true passion for Trombone playing.

Assignment: Sports Action

Macon, Ga. got its first professional Hockey team in late 2015. Since then, Macon Mayhem has consistently been top in the league. Macon Mayhem player, Mark Rivera, and Evansville Thunderbolt defenseman Cole Hutchinson, clash against the boards at a November game in the photo on the right.

Assignment: Cell Phone Feature

Mercer University Sophomore Katie Atkinson never leaves home without her journal. As a journalism student, she nevers knows when inspiration might strike. "The end of the semester is always such a hectic time. I try ot to get away when I can. For me, that means journaling. There's a little park in Stanislaus circle that's perfect for when I need to get away from it all," Atkinson said.

Assignment: Window Light

Mercer University Sophomore, Aditya Kumar, is always ready for his close-up. Sitting on his couch looking out the window is one of his favorite pasttimes. "It's great people watching," Kumar said.

Not window light, but Mercer University Sophomore Hoor Quershi holds a candle close to her face at the Solidarity Rally in protest of the recent presidential election.
Over 100 people from the Macon and Mercer community came out to show support for the minorities affected by the recent election.
The Gentry Barbershop is a traditional men's barbershop specializing in hair and skin care. It is located in the heart of downtown Macon on 2nd street.
First time customer, Evan Watson gets his hair trimmed and styled by The Gentry Barbershop owner, Brian Ochoa.
Cuts and styles at The Gentry Barbershop are so precise, they often require multiple tools. Nicole Pitts is seen here getting her hair styled.
Brian Ochoa has been cutting hair for 25 years. In 2013 he decided to open The Gentry Barbershop as something that was exclusively for men. Citing that Macon was in the market for an upperclass establishment that served the male community, Ochoa settled his business in the same place he lived: downtown.
Gentry employee, Jaime Stevenson brushes off the excess hair from Matt Gales fresh cut.
Bruce Joiner is all smiles as his haircut and beard trim is finished up. He drives 45 minutes from Fort Valley to get his haircut at The Gentry Barbershop.
Working with his hands for years, Ochoa prides himself on the legacy he has left in the styling industry. Ochoa has owned salons for 16 years and doesn't plan to quit anytime soon.
Ochoa puts the finishing touches on his latest cut.
Stevenson trims the thick beard of Mercer University employee, Jesse Sowell. Sowell works in the IT department at Mercer and said he regularly gets his beard trimmed and hair cut at The Gentry.
Styling isn't all about scissors, Ochoa shampoos and conditions the scalp of Nicole Pitts in a sensually-lit room. As a spectator, the process feels romantic and intimate.
The art of styling is about the details and Gentry employees get close and personal when sculpting a beard.
The decor of the Gentry is retro, steam-punk inspired and key to the style of the shop. "Just manly enough , it is very methodical how I have decorated. The decor is about 70 percent when you get a haircut," Brian said. The Gentry Barbershop is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 to 7:30 and Saturdays from 9:30 to 4.

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