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#19 Eric Dorsey, 41

#19 Eric Dorsey, 41 February 5, 2016 at 8:54am 3900 Penhurst Avenue Shooting


Jamaal, a 17 year old former inmate, looks over at John, his mentor from unCUFFED Ministries, as he works in his GED practice book.

#47 Kenneth Collins,45

#47 Kenneth Collins,45 March 15, 2016 at 9:00pm 2433 East Monument Street Shooting

East Baltimore at Night

East Baltimore in the snow at night


About Amy

Baltimore City

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I am a recent graduate from UMBC where I studied Graphic Design and Photography. After college I worked at a video marketing firm where I learned the art of film. I have a passion for social justice, especially around the violence in Baltimore City, which is an inspiration for much of my work.

Remembering the Stains on the Sidewalk

For each murder that occurred in Baltimore City in 2016, I return to the scene of the crime on the exact day a the exact time one year after the violence took place. While there I take a photo to commemorate the life that was lost there exactly one year ago. I post these photos within 24 hours of taking them to my Facebook and Instagram pages so that the community can also take a moment out of their day to pause and reflect on the individual. I have spent every day of 2017 planning my life around other people's death, in hopes that these images bring about empathy and outrage by personalizing an issue that many of us have become jaded about.

  • #87 Joel McCullum, 26

    #87 Joel McCullum, 26 April 28, 2016 • 8:07pm 2400 East Lafayette Avenue McCullum was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
  • #131 Donzell Canada, 29

    #131 Donzell Canada, 29 June 22, 2016 • 12:30pm 1700 Presstman Street Canada, a friend of Freddie Gray, was shot and killed near the Gilmor Homes in Sandtown-Winchester in West Baltimore. He was with a 16 year old boy who was also shot but survived.
  • #185 Ricardo Johnson, 47

    #185 Ricardo Johnson, 47 August 10, 2016 • 6:30am 2200 Kloman Avenue After Johnson was abducted following an argument with Dwight "Huggie" Jenkins, member of the Murdaland Mafia Piru, his body was found bound in the back of a van parked near the lightrail tracks in Westport. He had been shot 21 times.
  • #56 Sterling Stanfield, 29

    #56 Sterling Stanfield, 29 March 27, 2016 • 4:20am 1300 Boyd Street Stanfield was shot and killed early Easter morning near Hollins Market. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • #212 Jawaun Pritchett, 25

    #212 Jawaun Pritchett, 25 September 5, 2016 • 2:00am 700 Mura Street Pritchett was shot in the neck and body and died at the hospital. In the same incident, a 23-year-old woman was shot in the neck and a 20-year-old woman grazed in the arm and refused medical attention.
  • #297 Tayvon Rashard Cokley, 23

    #297 Tayvon Rashard Cokley, 23 December 5, 2016 • 12:50pm 100 North Eutaw Street Cokley was leaving the hospital after visiting a family member who was recovering from injuries sustained during a violent crime, when he was shot. A nearby officer on patrol heard the gunshots and performed CPR on Cokley who later died at the hospital. Surveillance video captured the faces of two men running from the scene near Lexington Market. They have been identified as Derrick Charles Jackson, Jr. and Vincent Jamar Barefoot, both 24 years old.
  • #194 Kevin Kernes, 25

    #194 Kevin Kernes, 25 August 20, 2016 • 7:40am 200 Bridgeview Road Kernes was shot in the head near his home in Cherry Hill.
  • #26 Robert Pryor, 28

    #26 Robert Pryor, 28 February 12, 2016 • 7:36pm 2100 West Fayette Street Pryor was found a gunshot wound and was transported to Maryland Shock Trauma but died from his wounds.
  • #197 Domonick Parker, 31

    #197 Domonick Parker, 31 August 22, 2016 • 11:00pm 2400 Brentwood Avenue Parker was stabbed in the upper body and killed in the Barclay neighborhood near E. 24th Street.
  • #289 Byron Bazemore, 41

    #289 Byron Bazemore, 41 November 30, 2016 • 3:20pm 1400 East Preston Street Bazemore was shot in the head near Scruggs Funeral Home. He was taken to the hospital where he is said to have lived until the following day, December 1, 2016.

unCUFFED Ministries

Over the past year I have worked with unCUFFED Ministries, a nonprofit supporting incarcerated youth in Baltimore and their families, to create imagery that tells their story of love, faith, and healing.

  • unCUFFED: Jamaal's Story

    Telling the story of Jamaal, a 17 year old formerly incarcerated young man. While in prison he met John Rusnak, founder and Director of unCUFFED Ministries, and has been working with them since. unCUFFed has helped Jamaal get and keep a job, progress towards getting his GED, and stay on track now that he is back home.
  • New Father

    unCUFFED staff member looks on as 16 year old unCUFFED participant holds his newborn baby now that he is home from prison.
  • New Job

    Former unCUFFED participant poses for the camera at his new job after returning home from prison.
  • Jamaal and John

    Jamaal, 17 year old formerly incarcerated young man, and John Rusnak, founder of unCUFFED Ministries, share a laugh on Jamaal's porch now that Jamaal is home from prison
  • unCUFFED Ministries

    An overview video of unCUFFED Ministries work and mission, highlighting staff, volunteers, and kids.

Seeing Baltimore

I grew up in suburban Montgomery County. I went to DC, not Baltimore, if I wanted to go to the city. For college I moved to Catonsville and for the first time I spent real time in Baltimore. The after college I moved to Mt. Vernon and have not yet grown tired of photographing this one of a kind place.

Amy's Curated Collection

This artist has not yet created a curated collection.