Amy Davis

Photographer

Amy Davis has been a staff photographer at The Baltimore Sun since 1987. Previously, she was a staff photographer and Graphics Editor at The Record, Hackensack, N.J., 1980-1987.

Recent Articles

  • Renaissance Festival filled with Kings and Queens

    Renaissance Festival filled with Kings and Queens

    Brimming with colorful costumes, the Village of Revel Grove is home to sword fights, magicians, jugglers and The Royal Court, as they kick-off the 42nd season of The Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville. This year’s story line, which is set in 1592, follows the story of King Henry VIII...

  • Hydes, in plain sight

    Hydes, in plain sight

    When Roy Wagner of Glen Arm took his camera to the auction of Sewell’s General Store in Hydes fifty years ago, he had no idea that his photographs would capture more than one bygone period of Americana. In July 1968, Long Green Valley inhabitants gathered at 5235 Hydes Road to witness the end of...

  • Roy Wagner's Baltimore

    Roy Wagner's Baltimore

    More than a half-century ago, the Baltimore region was in transition, beginning the patterns of growth that we take for granted today. Soon after the city’s population peaked around 1950, its residents began forsaking the old neighborhoods in search of new housing options that were sprouting up...

  • The Alex. Brown & Sons building, survivor of the Great Baltimore fire, still stands 114 years later

    The Alex. Brown & Sons building, survivor of the Great Baltimore fire, still stands 114 years later

    Sometimes it pays to be short, even for a building. The 1901 Alex. Brown & Sons building at 135 East Baltimore Street was at the center of the conflagration that erupted in downtown Baltimore on February 7, 1904. Despite temperatures estimated to be 2,500 degrees at the southwest corner of Baltimore...

  • Bilphena Yahwon, a writer bridging two worlds

    Bilphena Yahwon, a writer bridging two worlds

    “my professor told us to sum up our life using 6 words.here is how I summed up mine: my story is not in English.– I will not translate it. You’re in my country now.” Liberian-born Bilphena Yahwon, 24, wrote this poem in her book, “teaching gold-mah how to heal herself,” self-published two years...

  • Brooklyn's Jim Herget: a kind and gentle man who loved movie houses

    Brooklyn's Jim Herget: a kind and gentle man who loved movie houses

    Like his friends and neighbors, I was stunned to learn that Jim Herget, 83, who was affectionately known as the "Mayor of Brooklyn," had been robbed and stabbed to death in his home last week. I did not know Jim well, but I spent several pleasant hours interviewing him at his home for a project...

  • Inside the closed Baltimore City Detention Center

    Inside the closed Baltimore City Detention Center

    When former corrections officer Lt. Melvin Easley toured the closed Baltimore City Men’s Detention Center recently, he was struck by the silence. The last inmates were relocated in August, and an eerie quiet had settled over the decrepit facility. No more hollering, as inmates tried to communicate...

  • A religious transformation

    The more than 45,000 people who attended Thursday's Mass with Pope Benedict XVI in Washington were surrounded by signs for baseball, hot dogs and beer. But for the faithful, that was a minor matter. For them, Nationals Park became an open-air cathedral where they could show their faith with the...

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