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Joel Richardson was studying to become a dentist at the University of Maryland when he took his first job as a news photographer. The event, as the saying goes, changed his life. "I was working as a copy aid at night, and started working full-time days as a photographer for this small agency," recalls Richardson. "And I fell in love with it." Two years later, and after quitting school, he was hired as The Post's darkroom technician. Four years after that, at 31, he became a staff photographer covering local and international stories, including the White House and the invasion of Panama. Since 1992, he has been a full-time sports photographer. Richardson's photos have been recognized by the White House News Photographers and the NFL Hall of Fame.



Antoine Beale left his Suitland pursuers in the dust on an 80-yard touchdown run in a game Eleanor Roosevelt High School won, 20-0.
 


Left in the Dust


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