When William Lewis Moore began his one-man march through the South protesting segregation, friends, family and fellow activists warned him he might not make it out alive. But the Baltimore postman was ardent about hand-delivering a letter addressed to the Mississippi governor, urging the staunch segregationist to change his mind. His walk ended along the side of the road in Alabama, when he was shot in the head and neck by an unknown killer.
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Given the speed of horse racing, moments at Preakness are often gone in a flash. Using rapid-fire still photography, we try to capture the pace of Baltimore’s most famous horse race — from the concert-goers bobbing to the beat in the infield to the blazing-fast horses that are gone in a second.
What makes Christopher Eyl’s Instagram feed so mesmerizing is how the pictures display his distinctive view of the world. For this North Carolina-based designer, intersecting lines, contrasting colors, light and texture are often the jumping off points for an incredible picture. Each image he shares is a piece of a greater collection that reminds us that there is nothing unrealistic about abstract art.
The London Marathon began with a moment of silence for the victims in the Boston Marathon bombings. Many displayed ribbons of support or signs with sayings like “Run for Boston” or “4.15.13,” the date of the Boston race. About 35,000 runners took part in the race with thousands of spectators watching on. Race organizers say the police presence was boosted by 40 percent as a precaution, according to Reuters. Several dollars will be donated to The One Fund Boston for each London Marathon finisher.
Maryland’s own Tatyana McFadden was the first across the line in the women’s wheelchair division, just six days after coming in first in the Boston Marathon. Her official time is listed as 01:46:02, a record mark. McFadden has said that she hopes to win the Boston, London, New York and Chicago marathons in the same year.
A scuba diving trip in Belize seemed like the perfect opportunity for me to try my hand at underwater photography. But not all of us can hit a home-run on the first swing. I bring back some murky video, and a handful of lessons learned for other beginners looking to jump in and shoot.
On April 2, 2013, members of the media were granted access to the One World Observatory, a room on the 100th floor of One World Trade Center with 360-degree panorama views. The space will be open to the public in 2015, about a year after the Freedom Tower is expected to be completed.
What sticks out to us about John Brock’s (aka @rockinbrock) photography is the vivid way he captures everyday life living in Baltimore. Architecture, clouds and people are recurring subjects for the adventurous father of two.
The Darkroom caught up with Brock about how he edits his images, what he loves about Baltimore and where he found his love of photography.
Get ready for royal mania to kick back into high gear: Kate and William are expecting. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby,” a statement from the palace reads. Earlier, this week Kate was hospitalized for morning sickness, since the pregnancy is still in its very early stages. No matter the gender of the child, he or she stands to inherit the throne from William.
BP has plead guilty to felony misconduct and agreed to pay $4.5 billion in penalties for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The disaster was the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history. Eleven oil rig workers were killed and 4.9 million barrels of oil spewed into the Gulf over 87 days. Here’s a look back at the oil spill and recovery efforts.