May 14, 2011 |
J. Carl Rothman, 97, a retired machinist and a volunteer, died Thursday, May 12, at Martins Run Retirement Community, Broomall. Mr. Rothman grew up in Strawberry Mansion. He graduated from Simon Gratz High School and then worked for his father, Joseph, a watchmaker. During World War II, he served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific as a mechanic. After his discharge, Mr. Rothman owned a jewelry store on Market Street in Center City. He was not an aggressive businessman, and would counsel couples to save their money and not spend too much on engagement rings, his son Ron said.
May 13, 2011 |
Is it a trend? Are more museum professionals aspiring to play a comparable role in city or suburban cultural life apart from their day jobs, as two of their colleagues are doing in Lansdale? Bruce Katsiff and Brian H. Peterson, respectively the director and chief curator of the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, both happen to be accomplished photographers. And in that capacity they're reaching out to shape cultural life in a community apart from their own by exhibiting together in a show, "Eye to Eye," at Water Gallery in Lansdale, each showing photos never before displayed as a group.
April 14, 2011 |
The Daily News hauled in eight journalism awards - including six first places - from the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors, which announced winners of its annual writing and photo contests yesterday. Among newspapers with a circulation of more than 75,000, the Daily News staff cleaned up, with the sports department taking four awards, news taking three and photo earning one: The sports staff won first place in sports-deadline reporting for "On, Dasher," a package of stories on the Eagles' huge comeback against the Giants.
February 25, 2011 |
In February 1973, Elvis Presley gave Muhammad Ali a robe embroidered with the words, "The People's Champion. " In return, Ali presented Elvis with a set of boxing gloves inscribed "You're the Greatest. " It's been more than 33 years since "the King" passed away, but the two legends are reunited at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, as part of "Elvis and Ali: American Icons," a dual documentary exhibition. The exhibits, "Elvis at 21: Photographs by Al Wertheimer," and "Muhammad Ali: The making of an icon," chronicle the stars' rise to fame through photography, essays and film.
February 1, 2011
A story Friday on the juried Photography 30 Show at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown misspelled the name of photographer Igor Svibilsky. The Inquirer wants its news report to be fair and correct in every respect, and regrets when it is not. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact assistant managing editor David Sullivan (215-854-2357) at The Inquirer, Box 8263, Philadelphia 19101, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
January 26, 2011 |
Michael Nutter was concentrating. He was poised. He was surely conscious of the important words he was about to deliver to an audience. Subconsciously, he put his hands together in the steepled fashion that careful Nutter-watchers often see from Philadelphia's mayor. But Nutter had no idea he was doing so - and that was just the point of the photograph of the mayor and his hands. "It's all behind the scenes and unscripted," Nutter said with a chuckle Monday night at a photography exhibition at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.
November 18, 2010 |
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has acquired more than 3,000 photographic images by the pioneering modernist Paul Strand, catapulting the museum into the front ranks of worldwide photography meccas, and creating the greatest single repository of Strand's work anywhere. The acquisition, made through gifts and a purchase agreement with the New York-based Aperture Foundation, is expected to be announced Thursday. "It's a landmark in terms of our holdings of photography," said Timothy Rub, museum director.
October 12, 2010
DEAR ABBY: You told "No Ink in Louisville" that her friend cared more about getting a tattoo than the feelings of the bride-to-be, and her "little sister" should have postponed getting one until after the wedding. I think "No Ink" was insensitive on several counts. If she truly loves her dear friend, why couldn't she simply accept her friend's wish to wear a tattoo at the wedding? Shouldn't the love and acceptance of her friend come first? We are talking about true friendship.
August 15, 2010
DogMeetsWorld.org has little to do with dogs and everything to do with making children happy around the world - through photography. What's not: The cost. Participants, who are provided with the stuffed dog, make a $30 donation and need to buy a portable printer. But it's free to go to the website and view the photos. - Jen Leo, Los Angeles Times
July 27, 2010
Nickname: Whit. Age: 42. Neighborhood: North Philly. Job: Photographer. Education: Bachelor's degree from DeVry Institute of Technology. Back in the day: "I was a corporate guy for 11 years. " If his life were a reality TV show, it would be called: "In Search of a Big Butt and a Smile. " Claim to fame: Being a beauty, fashion and music photographer. Gives back by: "Teaching young people photography. " Dream job: "Shooting Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista.