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John Patterson, Baltimore Street Photographer

John Patterson, Baltimore Street Photographer

62 Photos, 1 Video

If Baltimore street photographer John Patterson could be invisible when he goes around shooting, he would be. Patterson, who runs a Facebook page and Tumblr called The Uncensored City, likes to capture moments with people in impoverished neighborhoods. Having grown weary of seeing photos of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and other tourist spots, he wanted to show what everyday life is like for residents of these areas.

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A day in the life of a 4-H family at the Howard County Fair

A day in the life of a 4-H family at the Howard County Fair

53 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore Sun Media Group multimedia journalist Jen Rynda spent 24 hours with a 4-H family during the first day of the Howard County Fair, which is celebrating its 70th year this week. Rynda followed the King family, of Woodbine — Teresa and her daughters Rachel, 16, and Nicole, 15. The King family sleeps in a camper at the fair in order to take care of their animals late at night and early in the morning. They participate in several contests as well, including the Miss Howard County Farm Bureau pageant. Flip through the photos for an detailed account of the family’s day, and check out the video below.

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The Howard County Fair’s All-American Pro Rodeo

The Howard County Fair’s All-American Pro Rodeo

41 Photos, 1 Video

The Howard County Fair upped its game this year, moving from the ‘Bull Blast’ to a full on rodeo. Participants competed in several competitions, including bareback bronco riding, steer wrestling, team roping, saddle riding and bull riding. Spectators were treated to seemingly off-the-cuff performances from the rodeo clown. (Photos by Jon Sham / Video by Jen Rynda)

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Carol Ott, Baltimore Street Photographer

Carol Ott, Baltimore Street Photographer

62 Photos, 1 Video

Carol Ott started her Baltimore Slumlord Watch blog in 2009, “as a way for city residents to discuss and share information on Baltimore’s many slumlords,” her website states. And since both of her parents had a background in photography, it was a natural part of the project. So armed with her Canon 20D, Ott uses photos to capture the blight in many of Baltimore’s neighborhoods, which was the best way she could see to shine a light the issue.

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This week in history… Nixon resigns, Hiroshima and the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937

This week in history… Nixon resigns, Hiroshima and the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937

14 Photos

The past week had some greatly significant moments in world history, including the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan and the jailing of Nelson Mandela. Those stories and more in the latest edition of This week in history…

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Time lapse: Setting up the rides at the Howard County Fair

Time lapse: Setting up the rides at the Howard County Fair

1 Video, 11 photos

The Howard County Fair is returning for its 70th year next week, and the Howard County Times wanted to give readers a look into how crews get the fairgrounds ready for the event. Photographer Jen Rynda spent six hours over two days as workers meticulously set up the rides. More from her below the time lapse.

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All Saints Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville

All Saints Sisters of the Poor in Catonsville

32 Photos

Photos by Jen Rynda; story by Heather Norris

For the nuns at All Saints Sisters of the Poor convent on Hilton Avenue, every day is like living in a history book.

In the morning, the women wake up in their small, sparsely furnished cells inside the nearly century-old convent building.

Between services in the convent’s chapel, they make rosaries, hand-craft prayer cards and tend to the numerous gardens located throughout more than 90 acres the order owns at the end of Hilton Avenue, in the middle of the Patapsco Valley State Park.

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Scott Mislan, Baltimore Street Photographer

Scott Mislan, Baltimore Street Photographer

50 Photos, 1 Video

As a Baltimore street photographer, Scott Mislan fashions himself more of an instigator than a voyeur. He likes to get people to warm up to him so he can photograph them as they are. He spends a lot of his time taking pictures in and around bars in Canton and Fells Point, where he finds his most compelling subjects.

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