November 18, 1993 |
Marc Okkonen, the author who gave us the definitive book on "Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century" last year, is back with a Christmas gift idea for baseball fans of more recent vintage. His new book is "Baseball Memories, 1950-59, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50s. " And "scrapbook" is the perfect description for Okkonen's latest work because he uses bits and scraps from countless publications and other sources to provide us with a photograph of virtually every player who saw any action at all in the majors during the 1950s.
January 19, 2003 |
Affectionate portrait photographs of friends, loved ones, neighbors and fellow artists taken over a recent two-year period by Brian H. Peterson fill gallery walls at Widener University. Well known as the senior curator at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, this Lower Gwynedd resident is also a prolific photographer who has had more than 25 one-man photo exhibits since 1980. If his Widener show provides its own distinctive vantage on this artist's portraits, a subject he has not exhibited before, it also represents a coming full circle of sorts for Peterson's work as a whole, as some of his earlier and quite familiar nature and landscape themes are included here.
March 20, 2009 |
Someday. That's what I said whenever I thought about organizing years of family photos. Someday, when my home life is no longer hectic, when I'm on top of all the bills, when five nights worth of dinners are in the freezer, when all the laundry is put away, when my hair doesn't need coloring, when I'm caught up with work, when friends don't need calling, dogs don't need grooming, kids don't need rides to practice, and I'm tired of playing computer...
October 5, 2012
FDR Skatepark A Visual History By Nicholas Orso, Phil Jackson, Scott Kmiec Schiffer Publishing. 168 pp. $34.99 Reviewed by Joelle Farrell Under an I-95 overpass in South Philadelphia, local skateboarders have built a wild world for themselves. They've raised the scaffolding under the ramps, smoothed the concrete in the bowls, and painted and repainted the skate park with care. Buried in the shaded gravel lot at the back of Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park, the skate park remains an untamed patch of Philadelphia, where seemingly anything goes.
June 29, 2010
An arrest warrant was issued for a US Airways pilot who allegedly used a cell phone last week to take upskirt photos of a 15-year-old girl at Philadelphia International Airport. Joseph Pereira, 55, faces misdemeanor charges of corrupting the morals of a minor, stalking, and breach of privacy, said Lt. Frank Vanore. Pereira, of Wexford, Pa., is expected to surrender in Philadelphia on Tuesday. The incident occurred in a terminal about 7:15 p.m. Thursday, police said. US Airways suspended Pereira pending the investigation, a spokeswoman said last week.
March 27, 2012 |
IAN VAN KUYK, a Temple University junior studying photojournalism, emerged from class earlier this month with a straightforward assignment: Take pictures at night. Van Kuyk's professor had armed him with a Nikon D40 digital camera and the knowledge that he had the legal right to snap photos anywhere within the public domain. Van Kuyk, 24, ended up getting a crash course on what happens when police don't want to be photographed, he said. He and two of his Point Breeze neighbors say a police officer forced Van Kuyk to the ground, jamming his face into the sidewalk, and handcuffed and arrested him after he began photographing a March 14 traffic stop on his block.
May 10, 2010 |
Federal agents can examine webcam photos and other information secretly collected from students' laptops and stored in the Lower Merion School District's computer network, a judge has ruled. Acting on a request from federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Jan E. DuBois agreed to broaden an earlier order that limited the release of the photos to the students or their parents and lawyers. His order was signed Friday and made public Monday. FBI agents and prosecutors want to review the images to see whether any laws were broken when school district employees activated a tracking system that snapped photos and copied screen images from lost or stolen laptops.
December 12, 2011 |
The Fraternal Order of Police blasted the Barbera's on the Boulevard car dealership today for using photos of fallen officers in a recent billboard campaign. On Friday, FOP President John McNesby said he began receiving calls that Barbera's was using the photos of the officers and the Philadelphia Police Department and FOP emblems in its billboard advertisements. "Somebody called me and said 'What are we doing?' " McNesby said. "So, I rolled out there and when I looked, I just couldn't believe what I saw. " The billboards, one of which was spotted at Ashburner Street near Torresdale Avenue in Holmesburg today, read: "We will always remember because Barbera cares.
January 7, 2012 |
Police are asking the public to review new photos of the unidentified suspects in the beating of Neal Auricchio, 30, an off-duty New Jersey police officer and decorated Iraq war veteran attacked by a trio of Flyers fans in South Philadelphia after the Winter Classic hockey game. The high-resolution photos were provided to police by Crossingbroad.com, a sports website, which obtained them from a witness who recorded the attack. The Inquirer also passed on to police information provided by readers.