(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 [...]
A photo David Donaldson photographed in 2009 for a New York Times story was relicensed for a New York Review of Books story on public school education, titled “How, and How Not, to Improve the Schools.” David Donaldson, a high school teacher in the Teach for America program, with his students at the Maryland Academy of Technology and Health Sciences, Baltimore, December 2009.
Jason and Jen are a writerly couple. I love this quote from the story: “He used a semicolon correctly; that was reason enough to get a drink with him.”
Yes. Annapolis High School graduating senior Sara Dean, is asking another girl to prom. And no, neither are
For the last four years I’ve spent Christmas Day with my girlfriend Jess and her family. And it’s soooo weird to me. You see, I’m an only child. And I was raised by a single mom. …and, to an extent, my grandparents. For a while, my mom and I actually lived with grandparents and my [...]
Howard County Times girls soccer player of the year, Marriotts Ridge senior center midfielder Alex Price. This was a big year for me. …2010 is my last year as a newspaper staffer. In this post I’m showcasing the images that I think would easily be considered my “best” images from 2010. These are the images [...]
Below are photos I recently made for an AARP Bulletin story about how New Jersey’s high property taxes effect seniors on fixed incomes. Corinne Bell, partially obscured by artificial flowers on her kitchen table, has lived in the home she and her husband built for 52 years. The widow now lives with three cats, Tiny, Cece, [...]
CAPTION: Tri-legged “capture the pumpkin” teammates Nick Schoch, middle , 13, and Ben Stevick, 15, right, mingle with other classmate who wound up in “jail.” Ben, who has Downs Syndrome is able to play PE games and attend class with his peers because he has been included into normal 8th grade classroom settings at St. [...]
Reigning Fashion Battle Champs, Laurel High School, hand over the crown during the 2nd annual contest held at the University of Maryland College Park’s Tawes Theatre Saturday January 15, 2005. These photos are from way back when… 2005. This was one of my first assignments as a STAFFER for The Patuxent Publishing Co. As always, [...]
Barely illuminated by the overhead projector, David Donaldson explains the creative writing assignment to his second 9th grade English class of the day. He is in his second year as a
Cancer surgery involving heated chemotherapy.
Baltimore city police detective Tom Bender covers Christina Lippy and her daughter Madison from the rain. Christina Lippy’s husband, Trooper First Class Mickey Lippy, of the Maryland State Police Aviation Command, was killed in a
Noah Thyberg, 11, standing next to head referee Brad Hewlick, from Edgewater, was the guest coin tosser for the River Hill/Atholton 3A regional championship game in Clarksville Friday November, 20 2009.
The vertical scar on Noah Thyberg’s chest is from the heart transplant surgery he received September 3rd. The scar is no problem for the eleven-year-old; it’s the puffiness of his face that makes him self conscious. “I don’t look like me.” His rounder features are a side effect of Prednisone, a prescribed steroid he must [...]