Ceremonial Sumo Tournament or Honozumo took place at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. Sumo is a full contact form of wrestling in which the purpose is to force your opponent out a circular ring. Sumo is considered a form of martial arts in Japan. Sumo is a professional sports in Japan.
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Thirty years ago on a fateful snowy night in March of 1984, a Mayflower moving van was photographed pulling away from the Baltimore Colts training facility in Owings Mills. The van was transporting the Colts NFL franchise to Indianapolis and leaving Baltimore without a professional football team.
With the winter high school 2013-14 sports season wrapping up this weekend, The Darkroom is taking a look back at some of the best photographs from the season. These images demonstrate the fierce competitive nature of these young athletes as they battle it out in basketball, track and wrestling.
The Colonial Athletic Association men’s basketball tournament wrapped last night as Delaware defeated William and Mary to take the crown. This was the first time the tournament was held at the Baltimore Arena. CAA officials are hoping the excitement from this year’s tournament will springboard into the future as the tournament is slated to return to Charm City for the next two years. With the conclusion of the 4 day tournament The Baltimore Sun takes a look back at some of the highlights from this year’s contest.
A police officer forcibly escorted Baltimore Sun photo editor Chris Assaf away from the scene of a police-involved shooting on Feb. 21. He had been taking pictures from outside the police lines, but an officer told him he had to move back further. Assaf protested, stating he was within his First Amendment rights to be where he was standing. Another officer then forced him to move. The Sun is posting all of Assaf’s images from the shooting scene as well as photos taken by Sun photographer Lloyd Fox, who witnessed and documented the incident.
Lt. Eric Kowalczk, the chief spokesman for the Baltimore Police Department, said the department has opened an internal investigation into the allegation. He declined to comment more specifically on the incident, “because we have an investigation and we don’t want to prejudice that.”
Warning: Some graphic images appear in this gallery.
Amy Davis has been a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1987. Her versatility with the camera is obvious in the wide variety of topics she has covered for The Sun. One thing is very evident as you view her work, her empathy for her subjects and her ability to portray their lives.
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.
General Motors has reason to celebrate after the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray won the Car of the Year Award during the press preview day of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Chevrolet (a division of General Motors) swept both of the day’s major awards, with the Silverado pickup truck nabbing Truck of the Year honors.
In addition, Toyota surprised many at the Detroit auto show with its introduction of the FT-1 concept sports car, its “spiritual pace car” for the future that draws on a robust history of sports cars.
Baltimore Sun photographers strive to capture moments in time that evoke a response from the viewer. Whether you chuckle at the young lad who listens for a superhero message, or you feel the emotional anticipation of a woman due to take her first steps since falling victim to a bombing attack, the photographers give their readers both artistry and story-telling pictures that communicate universal truths; the agony and ecstasy of sports, the style of high fashion, the consoling hug of a caretaker at a homeless shelter. As 2013 comes to a close, take a moment to enjoy these 100 images and the messages they convey.
Today Ford unveiled their 50th anniversary edition of the Mustang. The release took place simultaneously in Dearborn, Michigan, in Manhattan on the Today Show and in Shanghai, China. It’s the 6th generation of the muscle car. “We wanted to make sure that, at first glance, you know it is a Mustang — but at the same time you know it is the next Mustang,” said Mark Fields, the automaker’s chief operating officer.