Marching for peace in Philadelphia, 2003

Demonstrators march down North Broad Street in Philadelphia in February 2003, voicing their objection to the impending war in Iraq. Police estimated that the crowd numbered 10,000 people.

I captured this image looking north from one of the upper floors of the former Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer building at 400 North Broad Street.

Metadata: Date: 02/15/03, Time: 12:33:11 p.m., Shutter speed: 1/2500, Aperture: 4.0, ISO: 800, Lens zoomed to: 175mm , Location: Philadelphia, PA, US , Slug: Street Level Philadelphia

5,844 Days

I found a web site that helped me calculate that the attacks of September 11th struck 5,844 days ago. I can still taste the dust. Share this!

Hurricane surf, 1986

First of all, it’s kind of a miracle that I have this image to share. It started as a color film negative that I shot in 1986 but then handed over to the Associated Press, who bought the picture. But editors had me make prints in their office and I kept a few imperfect copies,…

Houston shelters Katrina evacuees, 2005

After Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and much of the Gulf coast in 2005, I went to Houston to photograph efforts to shelter evacuees in the Astrodome and adjoining convention center. Provided with food and water, clean clothing and a chance to shower, everybody looked pretty good but the most frightening problem they faced was…

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…

Colorful creatures

I can’t recall during which year I made this picture, but the caption info says I caught this perspective on a man selling balloons at Marconi Plaza on South Broad Street during a Columbus Day Parade in South Philadelphia. Share this!