Baltimore: A History, Block by Block

For the past four years I have been working on a Kickstarter funded project titled: Baltimore: A History, Block by Block. There are ten main streets in Baltimore that I am photographing: Howard Street, Eutaw Street, Baltimore Street, Lexington Street, Fayette Street, East Monument Street, Pennsylvania Avenue, Greenmount Avenue, North Avenue, and Broadway. Using a 4x5 view camera and fujichrome velvia slide film, I photograph these streets, building by building, block by block. I find that a combination of good light and the saturated color of the slide film I’m using creates a glimpse of what these buildings once were and could be. My photography is meant to leave you not only with a sense of the condition of our city, but also a feeling of urgency to see that they are improved and preserved and that the rich history behind the architecture and the community is not lost, but rather embraced.

All photographs are owned and copyrighted by James Singewald unless otherwise noted. No reproduction or use without permission.


200 block, West Lexington Street, south side, excluding Read’s Drug Store, 2012

This will be my last post for little while until I start shooting again this Fall. I’ve finally edited everything I’ve shot since the beginning of 2012. I’ve also updated my main website, Here you can see everything all together in separate galleries. For the rest of the summer, I’ll be focused on my research and will eventually be adding descriptions and giving background on certain buildings, blocks, and neighborhoods found on this tumblr. I also need to find more funding to keep this work moving forward. Be on the look out for a new Kickstarter campaign this Fall as well.

Thanks for all the support!

P.S. - Send me feedback please! I need that.

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