Sidney Thomas is a freelance writer and photographer who recently returned to the Cumberland area. He has published numerous articles and photographs in various periodicals - including a poem entitled “Mountain Spirits” featured in the January 2007 issue of Allegany Magazine. His photographs were included in the special edition 24 Hours in Amazing Pictures issue of Allegany Magazine (2008). Mr. Thomas also covers sporting events for Rivals Inc. (http://mdhigh.rivals.com/content.asp?CID=1149398).
Mr. Thomas is the author of the book Diamonds In The Raw (www.barnesandnoble.com/w/diamonds-in-the-raw-sidney-thomas/1018819608?ean=9781608440696), which chronicles the lives and aspirations of independent musicians from Washington DC. While researching his book he shot over 14,000 photographs, some of which have been assembled into a collection entitled The Rhythm of Life. His work has been featured on many album covers, posters, and other promotional materials. Mr. Thomas won a 2010 DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) Award for most supportive media.
In February 2011, Mr. Thomas was selected to display his photographs in the Foto DC “Flash” exhibition held in Crystal City, Virginia. He was again selected to display at the Foto Week DC exhibition in November 2011.