• Lindsey Deluga of Lake Zurich, Ill waves a flag on the Esplanade while waiting for the start of the fireworks.

    Photo / Stanley Hu

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  • Fireworks provided a spectaclar show after dark.

    Photo / Stanley Hu

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  • MIT graduate students John M. McBean and Cecile Le Cocq relax on the Charles River before the start of the fireworks in a homemade boat made from an old sewer pipe.

    Photo / Stanley Hu

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  • Three members of the National Guard keep a lookout for suspicious activity during Boston's Fourth of July celebration.

    Photo / Stanley Hu

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  • Children combat the day's heat and humidity by cooling off in a water spray tent provided by Boston Emergency Medical Services.

    Photo / Stanley Hu

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Enjoying the show

Boston, July 4, 2003


Stanley Hu (S.B. 2000) photographed the July 4 fireworks for the Associated Press from the roof of the 295-foot Green Buiilding on the MIT campus. Camera in hand, he also wandered through the crowd earlier in the day.

Hu, who earned the M.Eng. degree in 2001 in electrical engineering and computer science, took several photography courses over the years, including one with Professor James Bales at MIT's Strobe Laboratory. In addition to the AP wire, his work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Tech, New England Runner and local newspapers. He has been seriously taking photos for three years.

"I like the challenge of getting an image that makes people say, 'Wow! That's a great shot,'" said Hu, a software engineer at Vanu Inc. "Photography is fun because it combines technical, artistic and journalistic elements in one package."


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