Photos of the Year: 2019

RUBY SLIPPERS
click to enlarge Northern Quest Resort & Casino Pastry Chef Kristina Stephenson shatters a confectino made with ruby chocolate. The image was captured for an article in November exploring the local uses of the world's newest chocolate — ruby chocolate. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Northern Quest Resort & Casino Pastry Chef Kristina Stephenson shatters a confectino made with ruby chocolate. The image was captured for an article in November exploring the local uses of the world's newest chocolate — ruby chocolate.
PARTY OF PRINCESSES
click to enlarge After reading Jane Yolen's Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, Tirrany Hex, left, dances with 6-year-old Klara Wisner during the Drag Queen Story Hour in June at the South Hill Spokane Public Library. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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After reading Jane Yolen's Not All Princesses Dress in Pink, Tirrany Hex, left, dances with 6-year-old Klara Wisner during the Drag Queen Story Hour in June at the South Hill Spokane Public Library.
RESURRECTED
click to enlarge Pastor Dave Long delivers his sermon at Southside Christian Church, located in what used to be a movie theater. In February, we published a report on churches finding new life in old spaces. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Pastor Dave Long delivers his sermon at Southside Christian Church, located in what used to be a movie theater. In February, we published a report on churches finding new life in old spaces.
DANCING THE NIGHT AWAY
click to enlarge Anita Morgan, center left, and Ryan Nichols dance in June during a contra dance at the Spokane Woman's Club. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Anita Morgan, center left, and Ryan Nichols dance in June during a contra dance at the Spokane Woman's Club.
TERRORIZED
click to enlarge In April, we wrote about how threats on social media paralyzed Spokane's Lewis & Clark High School and left one particular girl in terror. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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In April, we wrote about how threats on social media paralyzed Spokane's Lewis & Clark High School and left one particular girl in terror.
TURN IT UP!
click to enlarge Local group Bad Motivator performs at Mootsy's during the Inlander's Volume Music Festival. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Local group Bad Motivator performs at Mootsy's during the Inlander's Volume Music Festival.
LISTEN TO THIS
click to enlarge I Don't Know Her podcast hosts Amanda Mead, left, and Rita Vigil were featured in a February article about local podcasters. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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I Don't Know Her podcast hosts Amanda Mead, left, and Rita Vigil were featured in a February article about local podcasters.
ABOVE THE RIM
click to enlarge Gonzaga forward Anton Watson soars toward the hoop in November's exhibition against Lewis-Clark State. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Gonzaga forward Anton Watson soars toward the hoop in November's exhibition against Lewis-Clark State.
GREEN THUMBS
click to enlarge Nick Kessler, one of the owners of Orange State Cannabis, tends to plants in the indoor portion of their farm. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Nick Kessler, one of the owners of Orange State Cannabis, tends to plants in the indoor portion of their farm.
EYE OF THE BEHOLDER
click to enlarge Jason Johnson transforms into his drag persona Nova Kaine for our Pride cover story in June. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Jason Johnson transforms into his drag persona Nova Kaine for our Pride cover story in June.
OUT ON THE TOWN
click to enlarge Rhiannon Lehde, Angela Mascall and Michelle Miller sing along with a karaoke singer at the Monterey Cafe on Friday the 13th in September. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Rhiannon Lehde, Angela Mascall and Michelle Miller sing along with a karaoke singer at the Monterey Cafe on Friday the 13th in September.
TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS
click to enlarge Josh Morrow runs on Riverside Avenue during the 43rd annual Bloomsday run in May. - YOUNG KWAK
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Josh Morrow runs on Riverside Avenue during the 43rd annual Bloomsday run in May.
MEET PIPPI HEADSTOMPING
click to enlarge Lilac City Roller Derby's Jada Bellrose, who skates under the name Pippi Headstomping. We profiled her in July after she made the roster for Jewish Roller Derby, the first-ever team of its kind. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Lilac City Roller Derby's Jada Bellrose, who skates under the name Pippi Headstomping. We profiled her in July after she made the roster for Jewish Roller Derby, the first-ever team of its kind.
DOUBLE PLAY
click to enlarge Spokane Indians' Cristian Inoa throws to first, completing double play in a June game. - YOUNG KWAK PHOTO
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Spokane Indians' Cristian Inoa throws to first, completing double play in a June game.

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Young Kwak

Young Kwak is a photographer at the Inlander. He has worked on stories ranging from silver mining and cattle ranching to car racing and backyard wrestling, learning a lot about the Inland Northwest in the process...

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