The Baltimore Sun newspaper has a rich history of photojournalism. Since publishing its first photograph on September 30, 1901 The Sun has employed a long line of award winning photographers. To pay tribute to these photographers, The Darkroom will periodically take a look back at the body of work by some of these photographers whose love of their craft helped document the lives of people from the backstreets of Baltimore to the four corners of the globe.
H. L. Mencken
The Baltimore Sun teamed up with Baltimore Heritage for a photowalk on May 27th during the Sowebohemian Arts and Music Festival in West Baltimore. Nearly 35 photographers turned out for the afternoon tour that showcased the neighborhood’s unique parks and landmarks. Here’s a collection of photos from the photowalk that include snapshots of Hollins Market, Union Square, H.L. Mencken’s House, Franklin Square and Baltimore Street.
The Baltimore region is full of character and life, and so are the people who live here. Their photos have filled the pages of The Sun since 1901, when photos were first published in the newspaper. They’ve made news, changed history and often entertained our readers. With this in mind, we look at some of the people who helped define our great city. These are just a few. Who do you feel we left out? We would love to hear your suggestions in the comments.