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Greg Ketterman, Baltimore Street Photographer

Greg Ketterman, Baltimore Street Photographer

153 Photos, 1 Video

Greg Ketterman, of 1304 Photos, has been capturing and coloring Baltimore for a few years now, focusing on landscapes, people and urban exploration. His editing with HDR, filters and color makes the post-production process into an art form of its own.
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Kevin Moore, Baltimore Street Photographer

Kevin Moore, Baltimore Street Photographer

137 Photos, 1 Video

Kevin Moore has been shooting in Baltimore for 25 years, and has a range of work that spans nearly every genre. From urban decay, to traditional street photography, to rural and Amish subjects, to sports, Moore is fascinated by the scenes and lifestyles that are unfamiliar to him. He is also recognized among several other Baltimore photographers for his mastery of the technical aspects of photography, and a brief look through his work below demonstrates why.
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Baltimore’s trolleys during the Great Depression

Baltimore’s trolleys during the Great Depression

47 Photos

Long before the Circulator and Uber, Baltimore had an elaborate system of trolleys. And as wecontinue our look at Baltimore during the Great Depression (thanks to Yale’s Photogrammar site), this week we collected images of Baltimore’s trolleys, taken by Farm Security Administration photographer Marjory Collins in April 1943. All captions are the original text provided with that image.

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Temple of Santiago emerges

Temple of Santiago emerges

7 Photos

The remains of the mid-16th century church Temple of Santiago, also known as Temple of Quechula, have emerged from the surface of the Grijalva River, which feeds the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, near the town of Nueva Quechula, in Chiapas state, Mexico. A drought this year has hit the river’s watershed, dropping the water level in the reservoir. It is the second time a drop in the reservoir has revealed the temple since it was flooded when the dam was completed in 1966. In 2002, the water was so low visitors could walk inside the church.

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Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

60 Photos, 1 Video

When Patrick Joust isn’t working as a librarian for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, he can often be found on the streets of Baltimore with his twin lens reflex film camera, photographing subjects in the city. The type of camera, Joust says, intrigues his subjects and allows him to fly a little more under the radar. He is the latest subject of our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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Baltimore Street Photographer, Great Depression-era edition

Baltimore Street Photographer, Great Depression-era edition

23 Photos

Yale University recently unveiled a platform called Photogrammar, which hosts 170,000 images taken from 1935 to 1945 — which spans parts of the Great Depression — by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information. There are more than 1,600 that feature the city of Baltimore during this time, and The Sun has identified more than a dozen “themes” from these images that we will roll out in The Darkroom in the coming weeks and months.

A majority of the photos from Baltimore focus on its industry at the time, but there were many that captured everyday life. And as the producer of The Darkroom’s ongoing series on Baltimore street photographers, I thought it a perfect fit to start with these photos. Photographers John Vachon, Marjory Collins, Sheldon Dick, Arthur Rothstein and Arthur S. Siegel were some of the photographers assigned to Baltimore. Captions in quotes are the original text provided for that photo.

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Harry Bosk, Baltimore Street Photographer

Harry Bosk, Baltimore Street Photographer

35 Photos, 1 Video

Harry Bosk works in Hampden, so it’s pretty convenient that it’s his favorite place to pursue subjects for street photos. He’s not trying to do ‘Humans of Hampden,’ he’ll tell you, but his work is reminiscent of the popular New York City photo blog. And Bosk frequently will engage with his subjects before taking their photo — a tactic that informs how he will capture that person (or people). Bosk is the latest subject of our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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