April 20, 2016
Journalism Public service: The Associated Press, for a series of articles documenting the use of slave labor in the commercial seafood industry in Indonesia and Thailand. Breaking news reporting: Los Angeles Times staff, for coverage of the San Bernardino massacre and the ensuing investigation. Investigative reporting: Leonora LaPeter Anton and Anthony Cormier, of the Tampa Bay Times, and Michael Braga, of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for a project on escalating violence and neglect in Florida mental hospitals.
March 24, 2016 |
When Gilberto Gonzalez started getting into trouble as a kid in South Kensington, his father responded by getting him a camera. Peering through the viewfinder gave him a new perspective. "I saw a bigger world once I had my camera," said Gonzalez, 51, still an amateur photographer, and now a designer for Community College of Philadelphia. The photos saved him, and he saved the photos - for years, though he wasn't sure for what. "But I found the need for them now," he said recently.
March 17, 2016 |
Stephen Dunbar, 64, of Moorestown, who retired in 2014 as head of the library and media center at John Witherspoon Middle School in Princeton, died of complications from Lewy body dementia, on Sunday, March 13, at home. Born in Hartford, Conn., Mr. Dunbar graduated from King Low Heywood Thomas, a college preparatory school in Stamford, Conn. He earned a bachelor's degree in photography at Hampshire College in Amherst, Mass., in 1976. After earning master's degrees in video production and in education at Fairfield (Conn.)
December 22, 2015 |
It turns out, tintypes aren't just for Civil War soldiers. They're for bicyclists and drummers and surfers and judges and college professors - anyone who wants to engage an 1860s photographic process to forever fix their black-and-white image onto a small piece of metal, to embrace an old process that's become suddenly hip. It's the steampunk of photography. And, after fading from popularity at about the time Sitting Bull was surrendering to federal troops, it's making a small, stylish comeback, led by a few specialist photographers, prominent among them Nashville-based Giles Clement.
October 28, 2015 |
The verb taking - as in, taking pictures - has, perhaps, never been more apt than when applied to street photographer Mark Cohen. He walks by a subject, snaps a photo without a glance through the viewfinder, and is gone. He does not ask permission. "When you ask permission to take a picture," he said, "it destroys the subtlety and the chance and the drama of the small theft that happens. " Cohen has stolen thousands of such moments - more than 50 years' worth of daily life in the small cities of northeastern Pennsylvania.
October 3, 2015 |
Max Perchick, 99, of Philadelphia, a management engineer for industry and with the U.S. Defense Department for many years, died Friday, Sept. 25, of respiratory failure at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Born and reared in South Philadelphia, Mr. Perchick was a longtime resident of Center City. Starting in the 1970s, he lived along Benjamin Franklin Parkway. He moved to John F. Kennedy Boulevard in the early 2000s. He attended Temple University at night and worked at the Defense Supply Center.
July 5, 2015 |
Karen Warrington is anything but a shrinking violet. She resists categories. Early on, back in the 1950s and 1960s, she studied dance with Sydney King and then became a member of Arthur Hall's Afro American Dance Ensemble. Always interested in writing and communication and politics, she moved into journalism, becoming news director for WDAS radio, and has been an off-and-on reporter and talk host on black radio in the city for nearly 40 years. From 1984 to 1992, she was press secretary for Mayor W. Wilson Goode.
May 14, 2015 |
BETWEEN 200 and 500 people typically tour Kensington's Crane Arts building on the second Thursday of every month. Tomorrow, the artsy crowd can see photography by 25 Philadelphia public and charter high-school students. "Teen Photo" is an exhibition in the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, where, for the past seven months, kids have been coming after school to learn how to shoot, process, print, display, discuss and hone their photography. Kensington CAPA art teacher Joshua Kleiman began leading the free program in 2010.
May 12, 2015 |
Her arms draped in Hermes Birkin handbags that retail for $13,000 each, a laughing Linda Lightman had to confess: She doesn't own a single one herself. "But they're coveted by many," she added with considerable appreciation. Such longing will translate into $25 million in sales this year for Linda's Stuff, the online luxury-consignment business Lightman started 15 years ago. At eBay, where a projected $83 billion in gross merchandise value was transacted last year, Linda's Stuff is considered a superstar.
January 22, 2015 |
MICHAEL PENN has a hard time sitting still. Talking with a reporter one recent day in Old City, the neighborhood he's called home for 21 years, he remarked that the conversation would be the longest time anyone had seen him sedentary.His restless nature could explain why he's deep into multiple photography projects, from his street-art epic "The Philadelphia Project" to his ode to the beloved but development-threatened Center City diner Little Pete's....