The prize-winning entries of the World Press Photo Contest 2013, the world’s largest annual press photography contest, were announced on February 15, 2013. Taking home the top prize was photographer Paul Hansen from Sweden with a picture of men carrying the bodies of two dead children in Gaza City. (ATTENTION: Be advised that some photographs contain graphic content.)
Feb. 17 Photo Brief: Primitive Biathlon, the Lancaster bomber Just Jane, Danica Patrick and a Mount Rushmore made of cheese
Primitive Biathlon, the Lancaster bomber Just Jane could be airworthy soon, Danica Patrick beats the men in Daytona 500, a Mount Rushmore made of cheese and more in today’s daily brief.
Fifty years ago this week, the matinee of the Disney movie “In Search of the Castaways” played to the Northwood’s first-ever integrated audience, writes Jean Marbella. Look back at photos of Northwood Theatre and the student protesters who fought for its desegregation.
Sky lanterns, essentially small paper hot air balloons, have grown in popularity recently after being used and made in Asia for years. In some festivals, hundreds of balloons float in the air, illuminating the night sky.
That won’t be the case in Maryland. Responding to increased use of the balloons, Maryland’s fire marshal has explicitly banned sky lanterns, citing their ability to start fires.
Having trained for months to keep moving for 46 consecutive hours, hundreds of Penn State University dancers will rekindle a proud philanthropic tradition this weekend with the 41st annual Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, or “Thon.” The weekend event began Friday in the Bryce Jordan Center on Penn State’s main University Park campus and is expected to draw more than 15,000 spectators, said Cat Powers, a spokeswoman for the event.
The Baltimore Sun has a rich history of great photographers and one of my personal favorites is Richard Stacks. His images are part art and part journalism. He is a master of light and composition and is able to maximize both qualities in his images.
Since his untimely death in 2011, the hand-reared polar bear Knut returns to Berlin as a life-sized model with the bear’s real fur, the 80th Lemon festival in France creates a citrus-infused ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ wonderland, a Ukrainian artist paints with chewing gum and more in today’s daily brief.
Feb. 14 Photo Brief: Valentine’s Day, One Billion Rising rally, Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph gets a tow
Valentine’s Day around the world (including the marriage of two Shetland ponies), One Billion Rising rally, Carnival Cruise Ship Triumph gets a tow and more in today’s daily brief.
Today’s Valentine’s Day cards depicts teen pop stars and favorite superheroes from Avengers to Transformers. Here’s a look at some retro Valentine cards, purchased during a recent visit at Bayside Antiques in Havre de Grace.