The demolition of the L Blast Furnace at Bethlehem Steel in Sparrows Point recently brought about the end of an era to a Baltimore County icon. The mill was a place where generations of steel making families worked. During its many years of operation The Baltimore Sun has been there to document the company from industry giant to its final collapse. The Darkroom decided to take a look back at some of the memorable photos over the decades.
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In late January 2015, a Prince George’s County family narrowly escaped from their car before it was swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a water main break, according to the Associated Press.
To explore this geological phenomenon, we took a look at some of the more notable sinkholes to form worldwide, as well as a few that made headlines in Maryland in the last 10 years.
The 19th Annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge kicked off today as “super plungers” took to the waters at Sandy Point State Park at 10am. Super plungers hit the icy waters 24 times in a 24 hour period. The charity event benefits Maryland’s children and adults with intellectual disabilities and has become a winter time tradition.
The Baltimore Sun newspaper has a rich history of photojournalism. The Sun has employed a long line of award winning photographers. To pay tribute to these photographers, The Darkroom will periodically take a look back at the body of work by some of these photographers whose love of their craft helped document the lives of people from the backstreets of Baltimore to the four corners of the globe.
One of those award-winning photojournalists was Clarence B. “Curly” Garrett. He came to The Sun in 1946 from Ritz Cameras. Prior to that, he served in the US Navy during World War II.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the NFL as the Ravens travel to Foxborough to take on the Patriots in the NFL’s AFC Divisional playoffs. Photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to New England Patriots 35 to 31 at Gillette Stadium.
As winter grips the Baltimore region, backyard birds that normally would rely on insects change their diet and will search for berries and other types of nourishment. The winter can make it hard for birds to find sources as snow blankets the area hiding natural food.
French police stormed a printing plant north of Paris on Friday, freeing a hostage and killing two brothers linked to al-Qaida who were suspected of slaying 12 people at a Paris newspaper two days ago.
A security official says the brothers came out firing, prompting the assault by police. The official was not authorized to speak about the sensitive operations and spoke on condition of anonymity.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the NFL as the Ravens travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers in the NFL’s Wild Card playoffs. Photojournalists Karl Merton Ferron and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens’ as they defeated the Steelers 30 to 17 at Heinz Field.
Famed landscape photographer Ansel Adams once said there are two people in every photograph, the photographer and the viewer. The Sun’s photo staff effort to bring compelling images that draw the viewer to the pages of the newspaper and baltimoresun.com. Be it humor or tragedy, their images elicit emotion. The pictures in this blog post are samples of their work in 2014.