Photographs from the Exhibition

Before the war

Original caption found in metadata: Peace protesters pass City Hall Saturday. Police estimated that ten thousand demonstrators marched in Philadelphia against war with Iraq. Date: 2/15/03, Time: 1:36:05 PM, Shutter: 1/750, f: 4.0, ISO: 800, Lens: 17mm, Philadelphia, PA, US

Photographers had to use unusually wide lenses in those days to compensate for the small footprint of sensors in early digital camera. I was probably using a Nikon D1h at that time.

The US invaded Iraq on March 20. I went to Iraq to cover the war for the AP about a year later.

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at Temple University. He has been a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute, the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma and the Knight-Wallace Fellows, as well as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism and Swarthmore College. Previously, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and photographed the war in Iraq for The Associated Press, after which he and his team were awarded The Pulitzer Prize.