Photographs from the Exhibition

Parents embrace

Antiwar Activist Celeste Zappala Embraces Friend During Rumsfeld Visit
Jim MacMillan

Original caption: Celeste Zappala of Philadelphia, right, mother of U.S. Army Sgt. Sherwood Baker of Wilkes-Barre, PA, who was killed in Baghdad last year, hugs Michael Berg, father of young American entrepreneur Nick Berg, who was also killed in Iraq, during a demonstration on South Broad Street Wednesday. About 50 members from several regional peace groups gathered for the protest and a reading of names of U.S. and Iraqi war dead, during a visit by U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who was in Philadelphia to address the World Affairs Council.

I took this photo about a month after I returned from covering the war in Iraq for a year for The Associated Press. Six years later, I interviewed Celeste when I was producing War News Radio at Swarthmore: Honking for Peace: Two Seconds of Solidarity

By Jim MacMillan

Jim MacMillan is the founder and director of the Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting, as well as the the assistant director of the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting at the Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University.

During his photojournalism career, MacMillan spent 17 years at the Philadelphia Daily News and worked for The Associated Press in Boston and then in Baghdad during the war in Iraq, after which his team was awarded The Pulitzer Prize. He has also been recognized with the Bayeux Prize for War Correspondents, a National Headliner Award and the Pennsylvania Distinguished Visual Award for coverage of the 9/11 attack at the World Trade Center.

Previously, MacMillan was a fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri, the Journalist in Residence at Swarthmore College, a Fellow with the Philadelphia Social Innovations Lab at the University of Pennsylvania and a Practitioner in Residence at the Institute for Global Leadership at Tufts University.

He was also an Ochberg Fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University and the Knight Fellow in Medicine/Health Sciences Journalism with the Knight-Wallace Fellows at the University of Michigan. Previous faculty appointments include the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Swarthmore College, New York University’s Carter Journalism Institute and Klein College.