Pit Puppy
Looking back: Penn State’s Blue-White Game
The joy of photographing joy
Looking back: The kindness of strangers
Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo /The Herald, Genna Martin)
Pit Puppy
Pit Puppy

I only got a brief moment to pet this adorable pit before it was whisked away outside. I was at the Cox house to photograph newborn baby Wyloe who was delivered in the parking lot of a hospital, but I’m more likely to swoon for a puppy than a stranger’s baby. (Though, this baby was [...]

Looking back: Penn State’s Blue-White Game
Looking back: Penn State’s Blue-White Game

In one month, I’ll have been at The York Daily Record/Sunday News for three years. I never gave it much thought til Penn State football reporter Frank mentioned it, but that means I’ve covered three head coaches in as many years: My first season of Penn State football was Joe Paterno’s last. I’ve already blogged [...]

The joy of photographing joy
The joy of photographing joy

Post by Jason Plotkin I wasn’t expecting Kim Bleecker. I mean, I knew kids learning about fencing could be cool, but Bleecker took it to a whole other level. I was at Martin Library yesterday for the Youth Empowerment Summit where a variety of workshops were taking place. From military and art to photography, I [...]

Looking back: The kindness of strangers
Looking back: The kindness of strangers

There are definitely highs and lows to this job, as there is with any job. But I’ve learned over the years that one of the worst parts of this job in particular can be knocking on the door that provides a grieving family one level of protection from the outside world. But I’ve also learned [...]

Documenting disaster
Steve Skaglund walks across the rubble on the east side of Saturday's fatal mudslide near Oso, Wash., Sunday, March 23, 2014. (AP Photo /The Herald, Genna Martin)

I think most people pay more attention to big news when happens near people they know and love. I knew last weekend’s mudslide in Washington state didn’t affect my family, but the fact that my brother lives about 30 miles away meant that I was interested in any news from the devastating disaster. On mobile? [...]

Looking back: Installing a new bishop
Looking back: Installing a new bishop

When I saw that I was assigned to photograph the installation of the Harrisburg diocese’s 11th bishop last Wednesday, I may have panicked a little. (My apologies to reporter Rebecca.) Having covered Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and various Penn State events, I had visions of a media circus, complete with designated media pens and lots [...]

Looking back: York St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014
Looking back: York St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2014

I’ve been in York just over three years now, yet I never photographed — nor attended — the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade until this year. That said, I’ve covered plenty of parades since I arrived here, as well as other huge events that draw large crowds in attendance (the annual Street Rods Nationals Plus [...]

I’m not here
Jeannie Cornet, 12, of York, during a dance and spoken word workshop through the Salvation Army. DAILY RECORD/SUNDAY NEWS - KATE PENN

As a journalist, I try to be a fly on the wall. My photos generally shouldn’t reflect the fact that I am there. If it’s clear that my presence has affected the photograph, made someone act differently, I don’t use it. But this photo needs a home. 12-year-old Jeannie Cornet was playing a dancing game [...]

Images crossing the border into creepy
A split picture of the Beaver Street entrance of the Central Market. The left side of the frame is March 2014, the right 1941. New Photo by Paul Kuehnel,  old photo York County Heritage Trust.

Photo by Paul Kuehnel
Methodically matching up old photos with new ones for a new ydr.com series taking particular care to blend reality and combine human interaction over time, I just suddenly turned up one eyebrow and flinched.

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