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The National Aquarium’s first ever “InstaMeet” took place this past Tuesday in honor of the one year anniversary of their Black Tip Reef Exhibit. A small group of people who use the popular social media app, Instagram, were invited to an after hours party to enjoy light refreshments, good company and the opportunity to photograph one of the aquarium’s largest and most diverse exhibits. The participants were chosen through a contest that the National Aquarium made available to their followers on social media. The contest required them to submit a contact form with their name and Instagram account. Winners were randomly selected a week prior to the event.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographer Jen Rynda has a reputation for her sports portraits, or “sportraits,” as she calls them. When local high school athletes are selected as either a player to watch for the upcoming season, or the editors’ choice for player of the year, Jen is sent to spend some time with that athlete to photograph them. She often tries to capture them in a way that is not only artistic, but also shows off their athletic prowess.
The set-up is elaborate, the process tedious, and Jen is meticulous. So, we thought it would be interesting to time-lapse her setting up and shooting athletes at the end of the spring 2014 season.
Click through the gallery to see some of her sportrait shoots over the past two years, and watch the video below to see how the magic happens.
Hamas granted Reuters journalists an exclusive look at underground tunnels in Gaza, in what appeared to be an attempt to dispute Israel’s claim that it had demolished all of the Islamist group’s border infiltration tunnels in the Gaza war. Plus archived images of smuggling tunnels in Gaza.
Getty Images photographer Scott Olson, who has been documenting the Ferguson, Mo., unrest since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot by a police officer, was arrested Monday. Olson has since been released.
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Fashion and entertainment photographer Vittorio Zunino Celotto continues his stunning set of mirror image photography, based on a series he began creating at Istanbul Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. Celotto captured the series below of actors and actresses at the 67th Locarno Film Festival.
Mick Smith’s family is hoping to put a name to the progressive neuromuscular disease that is affecting this 12 year old triplet. Whole exome sequencing is the test that might give a name to his disease and possibly help doctors treat him. The knowledge gained from the test might not lead to a treatment or therapy but at least could help doctors manage his care.
This test is not always covered by insurance because it is so new and in fact the Smith family’s insurance is not covering the cost. They chose to do the test anyway and will get the results in a few more weeks and will then hopefully have a name and possibly a treatment for him.