The 2016 Maryland Special Olympics Winter Games were held on Monday and Tuesday at the Whitetail Ski Resort.
Photos and text by Lloyd Fox: When I am out looking for Instagram pictures the first thing I do is to find distinctive or dramatic light and then look for the interesting lines, shapes or graphic designs within that area of light.
Photos and text by Kenneth K. Lam
When former corrections officer Lt. Melvin Easley toured the closed Baltimore City Men’s Detention Center recently, he was struck by the silence. The last inmates were relocated in August, and an eerie quiet had settled over the decrepit facility. No more hollering, as inmates tried to communicate across different sections, no more chatter from prisoners or guards, no more keys clanging, grills slamming, whistles blowing or heaters rattling.
Photos and text by Karl Merton Ferron
Whether recent construction or a work completed decades prior, the building of high rises and bridges pierce the sky, offering the chance to catch a glimpse of when symmetry and geometry create a symbiosis with a cerulean dawn, or celestial transit.
Colorful hues surround man-made structures, embracing reflective glass, hardened steel and sculpted granite, once harvested from organic quartz, iron, aluminum, clay and shale. Architects and engineers planned and designed these structures, and then construction workers used machinery and pure human effort, building from foundation and footing, then capping off with the crest of an 85-year-old arch bridge, or the mast that tops a 509-foot tower. These structures themselves evoke a sense of artistry, yet make for an even more beautiful spectacle when paired with a dramatic sky or setting moon.
The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens, completed in 1888, has been opened to the public for 127 years. Located in Baltimore’s Druid Hill Park, it is the second oldest glass conservatory in America.
Originally The Baltimore Conservatory, it was renamed in 2004 after an extensive renovation funded by the state, Baltimore City, the Baltimore Conservatory Association and city residents. The conservatory is operated and maintained by city workers and a group of dedicated volunteers.
A photojournalist’s job is to capture storytelling images that both inform and elicit emotion. In 2015, Baltimore Sun photographers captured the city’s sadness and anger that followed the death of Freddie Gray as well as emotional moments from everyday life such as the birth of a child, the joy of sunflowers and the surprise visit from a Ravens cheerleader.
In 1986, Edwin Remsberg, a former Baltimore Sun photographer, was assigned to photograph the Holly Run to Tangier Island, Va. — a small island in the Chesapeake Bay, only accessible by boat or plane, a little more than one square mile, with a population of just over 700.
Now here I was, Edwin’s former intern, doing the same assignment 29 years later with him as my pilot. (Read on below)