(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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Photos for the New York Times’ Style Section of DC “politico hipster” nightlife in the district’s cool new neighborhood, H Street, NE.
A conceptual shoot highlighting Tygarts Valley Middle schoolers in West Virginia making video games rather than playing them, for Education Week.
Portraits and photos of Michael Phelps Working out from 2009. The 2012 London Olympics will be his last competition before retiring as a world class swimmer.
Tennis Came to Him. Francis Tiafoe, the top 14-year-old boys Tennis Player in the World.
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. Ron Shriver uses the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill to be the first in his family to attend college.
Network journalists Molly Palmer, and Lee Cowan sparked a romance during the notorious Balloon Boy coverage back in 2009. Last weekend they got married and I covered it for The New York Times Vows section.
Baseball Factory Yankee Spring Training Experience at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg College.
I was tasked by Education Week director of photography Charlie Borst to find a student in the Baltimore City Public School system to be the face of poverty for a story about how socioeconomic status impacts educational success. Along the way I met homeless family Tameka Harrison and her first-grade son, Jahmal and got to spend a day with them and photograph Jahmal’s School City Spring Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore.
Baltimore woman Sheontay Smith, 27, is on a waiting list for subsidized child care. She is photographed Tuesday, December 6, 2011 in the Southwest neighborhood of Baltimore “Sowebo” where she works as an inspection scheduler for the Baltimore Housing Authority. Day care for her three-year-old is $520 a month, her second highest monthly expense next [...]
AARP Bulletin DOP Michael Wichita called me up a few months ago — actually, while I was in Denver for Geekfest – needing an in-house mock up made so he could pitch an illustration idea to his bosses for a big story they’re doing on the kind of people who use Social Security. He needed it [...]
The Baltimore City charter school City Springs has implemented several structural practices such as single gender classrooms and the Restorative Practices pedagogy.
Common Core Standards for Education Week
Members of the Iverson Mall Walkers walk the upstairs at Iverson Mall in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland Wednesday, September 14, 2011. This was an early shoot (yaaaaawn/streeetch), but
Gerald Genrich participates in the relaxation portion of the “You Can! Live Well Virginia!,” a six-week grant-funded program that helps seniors learn how to manage their chronic pain independently. The program offered at the Mount Vernon Rec Center in Alexandria, Virginia, ended the six-week workshop Tuesday, June 21, 2011. I shot this assignment for AARP [...]
Brian Beutler, reporter with Talking Points Memo, and Dave Weigel’s (seen below) roommate, works at Sticky Fingers Bakery in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC Friday, March 4, 2011. Brian Beutler is part of a friend group comprised of increasingly influential DC political journalists and bloggers. These are some photos from a super fun [...]
The management of Garrison Middle School, a Baltimore City Public School, was taken over by Global Partnership Schools, a private company charged with turning the formerly underperforming school around. I shot a really interesting assignment for Education Week Thursday, February 24, 2011. In some districts across the nation, private, for profit companies are being allowed to [...]
Drew Anthony Smith These are a few “test shots” from an Athlete of the Year shoot I
The world is funny, isn’t it? Or at lest that how it seems to me. …but then again, I’m the guy who laughs too much during movies. This is the second installment of my Best Runts of 2010. The first is here. Can I first start by saying I can’t stand lifestyle images. You know what [...]
Sally Borghardt’s renovated 1840′s Centreville, MD home is selling for $292,500. Check out the New York Times article and accompanying slideshow. My photos are in the middle. For this shoot I got assignment editor Becky Lebowitz’s approval to use a Nikkor 24mm PC-E — often referred to as a “tilt shift lens” because it does some [...]