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
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, 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.