The Staff

Robert Hamilton, Director of photography

Robert Hamilton plans, directs, and coordinates photographic coverage for The Baltimore Sun newspaper. He oversees the photo desk and photo assignments desk to ensure that photographic assignments are fulfilled and that communication happens effectively between news desks, the photo desk, the design desk and the various editors in the newsroom in order to provide a cohesive artistic element to each day’s newspaper. » See Robert’s posts.

Jeffrey F. Bill, Deputy director of photography

As Deputy Director of News Photography, responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily departmental functions such as Assignment Editor, coordinating assignments for the staff photographers as they are requested from reporters and their editors, and general Picture Editor, editing picture content for various sections of the newspaper and online content.

Jerry Jackson, Senior picture editor

Jackson has been a photo editor for The Baltimore Sun since 1996. Prior to moving to Baltimore, he worked as a photo editor for the now defunct Houston Post and at the Union Democrat in Sonora, California. Jackson studied fine art at Mississippi State University and photojournalism at the University of Missouri. » See Jerry’s posts.

Amy Davis, Photographer

Staff Photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1987. Staff Photographer and Graphics Editor, The Record, Hackensack, N.J., 1980-1987. » See Amy’s photos.

Karl Merton Ferron, Photographer

Sun photojournalist since July, 1984. » See Karl’s photos.

Lloyd Fox, Photographer

Graduated from the University of Delaware. Before working at The Baltimore Sun, Fox worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer as a stringer and then contract photographer. He also freelanced for United Press International at that time. Fox started working as a staff photographer for The Sun in 1990.

Barbara Haddock Taylor, Photographer

Taylor has been a photographer at the Baltimore Sun since 1984. A graduate of Ohio University, she earned a Master of Science degree in journalism. Some of her most interesting assignments include a six week journey throughout Russia, documenting the changes brought on by the fall of communism; a story about the oldest then-living pair of conjoined twins, women who were joined at the head; and a week in Memphis during an anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley.

Kim Hairston, Photographer

Hairston joined the Baltimore Sun photography staff in 1988 after completing a summer internship.

Kenneth K. Lam, Photographer

Lam has been a photojournalist with the Baltimore Sun since 1989.

Algerina Perna, Photographer

Perna considers herself very fortunate to have been working at the Sun for over twenty years, working as a general assignment news photographer.

Steve Sullivan, Director of multimedia

As The Sun’s Director of Multimedia, Sullivan manages production of video and audio content for, coordinates mobile content delivery and oversees the company’s news-sharing relationships with broadcasters.

Christopher T. Assaf, Video editor

As Multimedia Editor/Video, Assaf makes online video for, whether shooting it himself or editing the work of others. Assaf graduated with a journalism degree from Kansas State University and has worked for newspapers and magazines in California, Maine and Chicago before arriving at The Sun in 2003 as a staff photographer. At times he still gets behind a digital still camera for the paper and online, in particular covering the Ravens or photographing readers’ pets for the Collared column. » See Christopher’s posts.

Kevin Richardson, Video editor

Responsible for creating videos and multimedia stories for Richardson also writes and incorporates video into The Baltimore Sun’s mixed martial arts (MMA) blog. He is assigned to covers the Baltimore Ravens, Orioles and high school sports, but his work can be seen throughout the website. In addition to his responsibilities in the newsroom, he also produce multimedia presentations for corporate communications and employee meetings.

Jon Sham, Multimedia Producer

Jon Sham is the online, social media and multimedia editor for The Baltimore Sun community newspapers. He spent the last year-and-a-half as the web reporter at The Daily Record newspaper and currently teaches a course in multimedia journalism at the University of Maryland, College Park. Jon loves working with video, and is hoping (and trying) to become a better photographer. » See Jon’s posts.

Sarah Pastrana, Photographer

Pastrana has been a staff photographer at Patuxent Publishing Company since 2006. She likes to think that she gets paid to talk to strangers for a living. Originally from Georgia, Sarah grew up with a mother who talks to everyone within hearing range in the grocery store line and inherited her love of a good conversation. Sarah graduated from Ohio University with a masters degree in photojournalism in 2006.

Jen Rynda, Photographer

Jen Rynda is a photographer for the The Baltimore Sun community newspapers. She moved to Baltimore last year after working at The Democrat and Chronicle in Rochester, New York since 2006. Jen loves to photograph and shoot video of pretty much anything that moves.

Brian Krista, Photographer

Brian Krista has been a staff photographer with the Patuxent Publishing division of the Baltimore Sun Media Group since 2011. Before that he served as Images Editor for b (free daily) when it began in 2008. His photojournalism career began in 1998 at Homestead Publishing in Harford County.

Kalani Gordon, Darkroom Producer

Gordon is a multimedia journalist social media producer at The Baltimore Sun. A University of North Texas photojournalism grad, Gordon has been most recently spent time as a do-it-all multimedia journalist at Dallas Morning News and Amarillo Magazine in Texas and as a digital editor at The Evening Sun in Hanover, Pa. » See Kalani’s posts.

The Darkroom