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Algerina Perna


Algerina Perna began her career as a photojournalist for The Baltimore Sun in 1987, first as an intern and subsequently as a freelancer before being hired in 1988. She received a Master of Arts in photojournalism from Ohio University in 1992. While most assignments are within Maryland, Perna has traveled to neighboring states as well as Utah, Missouri, New Jersey and New York for the paper. Other photo assignments have taken her to Rome, Moscow and Azerbaijan.

Recent Articles

  • Remembering photographer Ruth Schaefer

    Remembering photographer Ruth Schaefer

    When Debbie Russell pictures her mom, Ruth Schaefer, it’s with a camera in her hand. “She was just interested in taking pictures of all sorts of things, “ Russell says. Ruth Schaefer died September 19, 2018 at the age of 85. She left a legacy of winning photographs for family, friends, and Baltimore...

  • Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil

    Behind the scenes at Cirque du Soleil

    Cirque du Soleil presents "Crystal," a show on ice with extreme skating, strap aerials, a trapeze artist and much more. The extravaganza marks the first show on ice for Cirque Du Soleil. The story, with artists from around the world, revolves around the character of Crystal and her imaginative...

  • Crews respond to water rescues at Beaver Dam Swimming Club, Patapsco River

    Crews respond to water rescues at Beaver Dam Swimming Club, Patapsco River

    Rescue units responded to two water rescue incidents Wednesday afternoon — one at a swimming club in Baltimore County and one in the Patapsco River in Howard County. Baltimore County police and fire personnel were called to the Beaver Dam Swimming Club in Cockeysville around 3:15 p.m. for a report...

  • Exploring historic Havre de Grace

    Exploring historic Havre de Grace

    On the west bank of the Susquehanna River and at the top of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in Harford County, sits the city of Havre de Grace. Listed as an Historic District in 1982, the city possesses many attractions for tourists, residents and history buffs. Marquis de Lafayette is credited with...

  • The Art of Icon Writing

    The Art of Icon Writing

    In a high-ceiling room with tall windows at the Shrine of St. Anthony, a contemplative silence permeates the atmosphere, intermittently broken by discussion, laughter and the ringing of a hand-held bell announcing the next step in creating an icon. At a six-day workshop, 10 students paint religious...

  • Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

    Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

    An explosion of colors, fragrances and designs fill the senses upon entering the Orchid Extravaganza at the Longwood Gardens Conservatory. The sun shines through floor-to-ceiling arched windows, highlighting the intricately shaped orchids. Cascading blossoms across the color spectrum adorn the...

  • Hampden yarn shop stitches together a tight-knit community

    Hampden yarn shop stitches together a tight-knit community

    On a recent Sunday, Lovelyarns store in Hampden bustled nonstop from opening until closing with people browsing, taking classes and just stopping by to spin yarn, knit and chat about all things fiber. Students were learning from instructors; instructors were learning from each other. Melissa Salzman,...

  • Picture This: Timeless Vault

    The vault at Monumental Life Insurance Co. at Charles and Chase streets is one of many antiques in the building. It was built in 1939 for $50,000 and held all the company's assets until 1990, says treasurer Walter Weiss. "The doorwill not close if there is asmuch as a pin on the floor," Weiss says....

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