Maryland

Nate Larson: Photographs and More – Holding That Line, Part Two

Photographer and college instructor Nate Larson captures a scene among many acts of citizenship seen in Baltimore, MD in the past few days during the Baltimore protests for the killing of Freddie Gray – the Human Wall separating protesters from police constructed by Baltimore residents.

Baltimore Human Wall during protest

Nate Larson’s HOLDING THAT LINE, PART TWO 

Earlier today, I photographed the #Baltimore protests at North Avenue & Pennsylvania Avenue with my students from #MICAphoto. I was struck by the line of police blockading the street and made a portrait of each of the 27 officers comprising the human wall.

This evening, I went back, and there were 26 citizens forming a human wall, separating the crowd from the police, for their mutual protection. My heart was heavy all day but lifted at this spirit of self-sacrifice and generosity. I made a portrait of the 22 members that gave their permission.

via Nate Larson: Photographs and More – Holding That Line, Part Two.

Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians

Blacks and Hispanics in Maryland and Virginia are much more likely to be poor than whites or Asians in the two states, but their poverty rates are still lower than the national average, the census said Wednesday.

A census report on poverty rates for various racial and ethnic groups said poverty was widespread among American Indians, blacks and Hispanics.

via Poverty rates in Maryland and Virginia higher for blacks and Hispanics than whites and Asians.