It’s that time of year again, when thousands of colorfully-dressed fans of anime and East Asian culture flock to Baltimore’s Convention Center. This photo shoot highlights some of the best costumes seen at Otakon Friday.
Wayne Johnson is all about candid. The Baltimore street photographer, who spends his spare time mostly shooting in Fells Point, came to that realization not long after he started. Johnson is drawn to the active and the interesting. Street performers are among his favorites.
Take a look at the first in our series on Baltimore Street Photographers.
Even before smartphones proliferated, for one weekend every mid-July, the blocks of Mount Royal Avenue between North Avenue and Charles Street have become probably the most photographed in Baltimore. And even before Facebook’s “On This Day” feature made it plain to see, many of those photos looked eerily similar to those from the year before. To make your pictures of “America’s largest free arts festival” stand out, both from others’, and from your own archives, we offer these 10 tips.
Baltimore Sun Media Group photographers got around to most of the Independence Day fireworks displays this weekend. Take a look through to see images from displays around the region, with helpful information about the equipment and settings used to take each shot.
The scene in the Preakness Infield may have evolved over the years but it still remains “The People’s Party.”
I watched the Freddie Gray protests unfold with two different eyes. One eye kept a watch over editorial photos for the Baltimore City Paper and the other looked out for shots that would evoke the raw energy of the events best rendered in black and white.
Much like Magnum photographer Gilles Peress’ seminal work Telex Iran, my black and white photos are more about mood, anger, time, and rage stripped of color. I do not shoot zoom, which is to say that all my lenses are “prime” or fixed so I have to get close to the action to get these photos. Sometimes I get too close.
Many aren’t “sharp” or “crisp” and that’s the intention. To make the viewer feel them as if they were right there, in the battle zone, not as if they’re staring at perfect photos on a newspaper page. I’m posting the photos daily on a Tumblr called Gray in Black & White.
J.M. Giordano is the photo editor at Baltimore City Paper.
Over the past couple of weeks in Baltimore, thousands of images were produced that helped tell the story of the protests that followed the April 19, 2015, death of Freddie Gray, who sustained injuries while in police custody. Here are 100 of the more memorable photographs.
Many businesses were affected by the rioting that took place in Baltimore on Monday, April 27, 2015. The next day volunteers and owners of the stores and bars with windows broken, items taken by looters, and property destroyed boarded up windows and cleaned up the mess. Others boarded up their stores in preparation for more possible rioting about the death of Freddie Gray in police custody.
The Baltimore riot of April 1968 was a long Palm Sunday weekend of contrasts from Saturday through Tuesday, and it wiped out much of the downtown business district.
People went to church and people looted. People were curious or scared to death. They went outside looking for adventure or to calm things down.
The skies were a sunny blue in one direction and black with smoke in another. Hundreds of city and state police officers were deployed to limit destruction in East and West Baltimore. Many merchants decried the lack of police protection for businesses. The sky was blackened with the smoke of 800 fires in 72 hours.