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.
“Rough Cut” is a loose edit from The Baltimore Sun’s photographic coverage of the National Football League. Fanatic fans, marching bands, cheerleaders and lots of game action are just part of the spectacle that is the NFL. This week, photojournalists Kenneth K. Lam and Lloyd Fox photographed the Ravens as they lost to the New England Patriots, 41-7, at M&T Bank Stadium.
The 1747 Manor House at Ladew Gardens, located in Monkton, Md., was recently transformed with a holiday theme of “Christmas Through the Ages.” Garden clubs and volunteers worked to decorate each room to give the lower level of the historic building a festive feel.
Holiday light displays are going up in neighborhoods all around the Baltimore County area. Some are simpler, some are more elaborate and some — like Phil Hoesch’s display at his parents’ Cockeysville home — are coordinated to music played over a low-frequency radio signal. Watch the video below to see Hoesch’s display in action.
Seventy-one fencers took part in the division I-A men’s epee event in the Regional Open Circuit (ROC) Charm City Classic at UMBC. The ROC is a qualifier for the Fencing National Championships that draws over 200 for the various classes. Fencers can score by touching any part of the body with the epee, unlike the foil or sabre which have specific target areas.
More than 50 years ago in 1960, snow fell across Baltimore for the first snow day of the year, one that struck early in the season on Dec. 11 and Dec. 12. The snowfall left about a foot of snow in western Maryland as well as 14 inches at Baltimore and Greenbelt.
The annual “Miracle on 34th Street” display draws thousands of visitors to Hampden to see the spectacular holiday lights of the 700 block of W. 34th Street. Look through images taken by Baltimore Sun photographer Kenneth K. Lam, who this year documented residents setting up their decorations ahead of the grand lighting on Nov. 30.
Many Americans today will toast the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, a 14-year ban on the sale and production of alcohol that turned booze-smuggling thugs into celebrities and otherwise law-abiding citizens into criminals.
The 178-foot high Washington Monument located in Mount Vernon Square is set to undergo a $5 million dollar renovation headed by the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The original construction of the monument was started in 1815 and completed in 1829, when the statue of Washington was placed on top.
One year after being re-elected president, President Obama’s month of November was filled with flack about the Healthcare.gov website, remembering the anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Veteran’s Day, attending a University of Maryland basketball game, pardoning a turkey and doing some Black Friday shopping. Here’s a selection of photos highlighting the activities of U.S. President Obama in the month of November.