Leap of faith

While photographing followers who were dancing and chanting, I spotted one man jumping higher than the rest: Hare Krishna celebration is rocking Eakins Oval right now: A post shared by Jim MacMillan (@jimmacmillan) on Sep 23, 2017 at 3:46pm PDT

Tribute in Light, 2017

I will never forget covering the September 11th attack on New York but I had never gone back for an anniversary until last night. I watched a crowd of hundreds viewing he Tribute in Light from Liberty State Park. The flowers were attached to the Empty Sky memorial, which lists names of 746 New Jersey…

March illuminates opioid crisis

Hundreds participated in the March in Black along Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia to bring awareness to the crisis of opioid addiction in the city Thursday evening, also in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day. More than 900 overdose deaths were recorded in the city during 2016 and this year’s total is expected to be hundreds…

Eclipsed in Philadelphia

I dropped by Dilworth Plaza just as the first eclipse of the social media generation was reaching it’s peak here in Center City Philadelphia today. Before I left, I grabbed this angle looking past the statue of William Penn atop Philadelphia City Hall. Thousands of people were out, many with eclipse glasses, homemade viewers, cameras,…

Rizzo mural defaced, 1999

The Frank Rizzo mural in South Philadelphia has been vandalized for so long that I was still shooting film when I made these pictures as police were investigating an incident near the end of the last millennium. According to my caption written that day in October, 1999: “It appeared that light bulbs, bottles, and Christmas…

More Dilworth reflections

I have been having more fun lately with the reflections created just after they turn off the fountains on Dilworth Park, in front of Philadelphia City Hall: The Clothespin reflects in water left by the fountains on Dilworth Park at Philadelphia City Hall just now: A post shared by Jim MacMillan (@jimmacmillan) on Jul 29,…