MMXII – by Joel Hawksley

Joel Hawksley

Joseph Utsler, performing as ‘Shaggy 2 Dope’ of I.C.P., stage dives from a stage support on the final night of the Gathering of the Juggalos at Hogrock Campgrounds in Cave-In-Rock, Ill. on Saturday, August 11, 2012. (Joel Hawksley / The Southern)

Carbondale, Illinois-based photographer Joel Hawksley shares his best photos of 2012.

It’s going to be hard to top 2012. I am blessed to do what I love for a living.

See more photos on Joel’s blog.

Joel Hawksley

Dennis Wolf of Germany competes in the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness finals as part of the Arnold Sports Festival at Veteran’s Memorial Auditorium in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Joel Hawksley

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Image created using multiple exposure technique) David Harden pitches during the Miners’ game against the Slammers at Rent One Park in Marion, Ill. on Sunday, July 15, 2012.

Joel Hawksley

Shane Walker of Marion poses for a portrait before his bout at the Red Zone Bar and Grill in Marion, Ill. on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Joel Hawksley

Dongsu An of Carbondale waits at the net in a late-afternoon doubles match at the tennis courts beside Saluki Stadium at SIU in Carbondale, Ill. on Sunday, November 4, 2012. (Joel Hawksley / The Southern)

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