(Note: I photographed this back in May, 2012)
Most of my Education Week work a bit “inside baseball” — which makes it inherently interesting. Education Week is the newspaper of record for public schools, grade K-12 in the United States. Their audience is smart and specific. Stories about policy and programs are the norms. Common Core is a big topic these days, as I’m sure No Child Left Behind was back in the day. But this Education Week story about Introverts transcends policy and programs. It’s about learning styles. And all of us who have gone through school understands there’s a ton of shortcomings and compromises involved in getting an education.
I think this quote sums up the “big picture issue” when trying to teach introverted students… (more…)
Jonathan Brice, officer of school support networks, Baltimore Public Schools, is instrumental in moving away from the Baltimore City Public School System’s zero-tolerance policies. He developed new conduct codes, and created the Success Academy, a suspension school/alternative learning environment, which is in the basement of the district’s headquarters in the Dr. Alice G. Pinderhughes Administration Building, where I made these portraits.
The image above I absolutely love, but I figured it’d never (more…)
Goucher College junior dance and peace studies major Kaitlin McFarlane, from Ellicott City, Md., studies on her iPad in the Athenaeum
I got to hang out at a library all day, AND IT WAS AWESOME!!! The Goucher College Athenaeum is more than just a library, it’s designed to be a social hub for the students at the small liberal arts college nestled right off I-695 in Towson, Maryland. First of all, this place is gorgeous! …a friggin’ (more…)
The Baltimore Ravens won the Super Bowl. …and then Baltimore went friggin’ nuts! A cabby stopped in the middle of the street, blared Gangnam Style and, of course, a dance party broke out in the middle of the street. The city’s patience for things that should piss people off was turned upside down. For example, I couldn’t stop laughing when a (more…)
Michael Rubenstein invokes the power of Ray Lewis. …in a Dunkin Donuts in Carol County, Md., Saturday, October 06, 2012
Go Ravens! …is a phrase I never thought I’d utter when I lived in Atlanta. Not that I’d be yelling Go Falcons, either. I’ve never been a football fan. Baseball all the way, baby! In fact I really hated football when I was at that young, obtuse, preteen age. But working at Patuxent for 6 years helped — no no no — MADE me understand the game better. But in my first year here, I was already falling in love with (more…)
As you can see, patriotism is abound in DC during the Inauguration 2013 weekend. …in all kinds of fun ways.
Me? Why am I down here? Just to party? sure. but I’m also working. I totally
We all know a hipster when we see one, right? But, unlike “hippies,” or “beatniks,” or “punks,” not too too many people claim the status. It’s kinda like calling someone a “yuppie.” It’s a soft derogatory term.
Well, last week I was asked by the lovely Beth Bristow, NYTs Style section photo editor, to make some photos of (more…)
The lovely and talented Baltimore-based photographer and super-good friend of mine Tom McCarthy helped me out on an ESPN the Magazine shoot about a month ago. So, rather than paying him by boring ol’ (more…)
Lets be honest, The Republican National Convention is an example of political theater at its finest. — which I think is hilarious! Not because it’s politics or Republicans, or the fact that all the delegates from Texas dressed in matching cowboy hats and shirts. I think it’s hilarious because it’s sooooo grandiose! The gigantic monitors, for example, were the (more…)
M&T Bank Stadium erupts after Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepts a Cincinnati Bengals for a touchdown. Lone Bengals fan Jason Ricart, from Columbus Ohio, has trouble feeling as festive. Baltimore beat Cincinnati 44-13 September 10, 2012. Ravens won 44-13.
Last night I covered my first football game in a long time. HOORAAYYY!!! The Baltimore Ravens vs. The Cincinnati Bengals! — Thanks to Kevin Dietsch from UPI for the assignment.
Admittedly, I’m a little rusty. My sports action photos are …fine. My favorite photos, like (more…)