Photographs from the Exhibition

Peaceful Resistance

Demonstrators Form Human Peace Sign While Blocking Traffic During Demonstration Against US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Jim MacMillan

Demonstrators hold hands to form a peace symbol at Broad and Cherry Streets. Several groups including about 1,000 high school and college student peace protesters had marched through Center City against the impeding US invasion of Iraq, which came a few weeks later.

I found my way into a nearby parking garage to get the high perspective necessary to get this picture. I think a lot of local news photographers compile a mental inventory of easily accessible places where we can get high shots. I know I did.

Digital camera metadata: Date: 3/5/03, Time: 3:48:35 PM, Shutter: 1/640, f:4.0, ISO: 500, Lens: 80, Philadelphia, PA,US

It was unusual that my ISO was set to 500. I usually jumped from 400 to 800 to 1,600, replicating the same steps I knew from shooting common films for decades before. The lens was probably my 80-200 Nikon zoom.

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.