“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 Gene Sweeney, Jr., Karl Merton Ferron and Kenneth K. Lam photographed the Baltimore Ravens as they clashed with the New England Patriots at M&T Stadium in Baltimore to win 31-30.
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The Monaco Yacht Festival, Chicago teachers’ strike ends, fashion in Milan and more in today’s daily brief.
Dozens of arrests took place in the financial district of New York City as police confronted activists celebrating the one year anniversary of what became known as “Occupy Wall Street.” The protesters tried to surround the Stock Exchange and interrupt traffic as part of marking the anniversary according to a Reuters report.
“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 Gene Sweeney, Jr. and Kenneth K. Lam traveled to Lincoln Field in Philadelphia, PA as the Ravens clashed with the Eagles, losing 24-23.
New pandas for Singapore, Monty Python Flying Circus actors and their pups, a little bubbly for cricket champions and more in today’s daily brief.
August 31 Photo Brief: Paralympics continue in London, Spike Lee is bad in Venice and Prada fashion in Spain
Jessica Long wins big at the Paralympics, Spike Lee at the Venice film festival, fashion week in Spain and more in today’s daily brief.
Hurricane Isaac, the slow-moving but powerful Category 1 hurricane, was felt along the Gulf Coast, threatening to flood towns in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana with storm surges of up to 12 feet and winds up to 80 miles per hour, according to reports by Reuters.
While not nearly as strong as Katrina – a Category 3 hurricane when it slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005 – Isaac was a threat that authorities said should not be underestimated.
Wild fires continue to blaze in a number of western states. In Northern California the Rush Fire near Ravendale and the Ponderosa fire near Red Bluff have caused thousands of evacuations. The massive fires threatened more than 3,000 homes. Firefighters also are battling the Chips fire near Greenville, California. California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in three Northern California counties after the fire advanced with 75-foot flames on a tiny community at the doorstep of a national park. The fire has forced evacuations and burned over 47,000 acres in Northern California. In Southern Idaho the U.S. Forest Service battles a number of fires such as the Springs Fire and the Trinity Ridge Fire in Boise National Forest near Featherville.
Mexican authorities shoot it out with criminals, a mother panda cuddles with her cub in Vienna, mourners gather for miners slain in South Africa and more in today’s daily brief.
Public spaces are fair game for photographers – a right protected under the First Amendment as free speech. But in recent years that right has come under attack by law enforcement and officials, who are challenging the constraints of what can and cannot be filmed in a public space. Now, more than ever, photographers would be well-advised to learn their rights.