Baltimore street photographer

Jamie Anerobi, Baltimore Street Photographer

Jamie Anerobi, Baltimore Street Photographer

56 Photos, 1 Video

Jamie Anerobi is relatively new to Baltimore, having recently come here from London. He has a degree in psychology, which informs his approach to street photography — that is, to embed himself in the communities that he wants to document so that the images are as authentic as possible. And, he says, the British accent always draws curiosity from subjects — many of whom have never heard it before.
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Mike McCoy, Baltimore Street Photographer

Mike McCoy, Baltimore Street Photographer

59 Photos, 1 Video

Baltimore street photographer Mike McCoy is a smooth operator when finding subjects to photograph. His portraits, often in black and white, are a way of documenting city life for future generations, he says. On a recent Friday afternoon, McCoy took a stroll up North Avenue, where it was hard to find a subject who would turn him down.
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Greg Ketterman, Baltimore Street Photographer

Greg Ketterman, Baltimore Street Photographer

153 Photos, 1 Video

Greg Ketterman, of 1304 Photos, has been capturing and coloring Baltimore for a few years now, focusing on landscapes, people and urban exploration. His editing with HDR, filters and color makes the post-production process into an art form of its own.
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Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

Patrick Joust, Baltimore Street Photographer

60 Photos, 1 Video

When Patrick Joust isn’t working as a librarian for the Enoch Pratt Free Library, he can often be found on the streets of Baltimore with his twin lens reflex film camera, photographing subjects in the city. The type of camera, Joust says, intrigues his subjects and allows him to fly a little more under the radar. He is the latest subject of our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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Baltimore Street Photographer, Great Depression-era edition

Baltimore Street Photographer, Great Depression-era edition

23 Photos

Yale University recently unveiled a platform called Photogrammar, which hosts 170,000 images taken from 1935 to 1945 — which spans parts of the Great Depression — by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information. There are more than 1,600 that feature the city of Baltimore during this time, and The Sun has identified more than a dozen “themes” from these images that we will roll out in The Darkroom in the coming weeks and months.

A majority of the photos from Baltimore focus on its industry at the time, but there were many that captured everyday life. And as the producer of The Darkroom’s ongoing series on Baltimore street photographers, I thought it a perfect fit to start with these photos. Photographers John Vachon, Marjory Collins, Sheldon Dick, Arthur Rothstein and Arthur S. Siegel were some of the photographers assigned to Baltimore. Captions in quotes are the original text provided for that photo.

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Harry Bosk, Baltimore Street Photographer

Harry Bosk, Baltimore Street Photographer

35 Photos, 1 Video

Harry Bosk works in Hampden, so it’s pretty convenient that it’s his favorite place to pursue subjects for street photos. He’s not trying to do ‘Humans of Hampden,’ he’ll tell you, but his work is reminiscent of the popular New York City photo blog. And Bosk frequently will engage with his subjects before taking their photo — a tactic that informs how he will capture that person (or people). Bosk is the latest subject of our series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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Pat Gavin, Baltimore Street Photographer

Pat Gavin, Baltimore Street Photographer

172 Photos, 1 Video

Photographing people doesn’t interest Pat Gavin as much as photographing places where people used to work and live. Gavin is an urban explorer in Baltimore, and an avid documentarian of his finds. Among the sites he’s studied in Baltimore: Lebow Brothers Clothing Company, American Ice Company, Cutty’s gym from The Wire, Sparrows Point Steel Mill, Eastern High School, Montebello Rehab Hospital and many more. He’s the latest subject of the series, Baltimore Street Photographer.
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Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

Kathleen Kline, Baltimore Street Photographer

85 Photos, 1 Video

Kathleen Kline can get busy photographing bands and events, but she always makes time for street work. As a Baltimore street photographer, Kline covered the riots in April to give a citizen’s perspective of the events. And we filmed at the place where she gets her inspiration: Graffiti Alley.
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Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

Alejandro Orengo, Baltimore Street Photographer

91 Photos, 1 Video

When Alejandro Orengo, a Baltimore photographer and filmmaker, covered the riots in April following the death of Freddie Gray, he wasn’t working as a member of the press. He just wanted to document what he thought would become history. He was roughed up in the crowds, but managed to capture remarkable images. And that’s just a small part of the work he’s done in Baltimore.
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Crystal Dunn, Baltimore Street Photographer

Crystal Dunn, Baltimore Street Photographer

77 Photos, 1 Video

Crystal Dunn’s street is actually the bar she works in several nights a week — BAR, in Fells Point. Dunn, a regular bartender, photographs her subjects while serving drinks. She and her camera have become a popular mainstay at the little-known Baltimore bar.
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