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Peaceful Resistance

Demonstrators Form Human Peace Sign While Blocking Traffic During Demonstration Against US Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Philadelphia
2003
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 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.