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Photographs from the Exhibition

Sit-in for peace

College Students Occupy Philadelphia Office of US Senator Rick Santorum to Protest Against US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan 
Center City
2002
Jim MacMillan

This is my only photo from the exhibition that was taken indoors, which didn’t make a lot of sense for my “Street Level” photo column at the time, except that I remember thinking it made no difference in the sense that a politician’s office is a public space anyway.

Original caption: Twenty students from UPenn and other area colleges occupied the Center City office of US Senator Rick Santorum for six hours Thursday, sitting in opposition to the impending war on Iraq. When the office building closed at 5pm, as seen in this photo, police arrested the 16 remaining activists, while more than 70 others rallied outside. 10/03/02

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.