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…

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,…

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…

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,…