October 11, 2013 |
THERE IS something refreshing in the bare-bones approach to the new exhibition at the National Constitution Center, "Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs. " White walls. Black frames. Very little text. It's every photojournalist's dream. Curator Cyma Rubin gives the more than 150 images center stage, allowing the viewer to absorb their content without distraction. A fitting choice, since the images contain some of the most important moments of their time. The show includes every winner since the Pulitzer Prize board began awarding the photography prize in 1942.
August 29, 2013 |
PHILADELPHIA photographer Jack T. Franklin told the story of the 1963 March on Washington from almost every angle. There are photos of city political heavyweights, lawyers Cecil B. Moore and Charles Bowser, riding on a train to the march. And there are photos of ordinary Philadelphians, black and white, sitting next to each other on a train seat. One shows two women seated with a young girl, about 4 or 5 years old. The girl's face is not smiling, not fearful, but full of anticipation.
August 20, 2013 |
The fondest memories of one photographer behind a New Jersey Shore photo contest and subsequent Hurricane Sandy charity calendar involve the summer days she spent crabbing and fishing and watching lifeguard races near Atlantic City in the 1960s. Another shooter grew up on the Toms River, a coastal engineering student and veteran "beach girl" at age 22. And a third photographs Long Beach Island's beaches through the eyes of her own daughter. Some who had photos and remembrances included in the calendar, which covers from this past June until May 2014, are retirees.
August 16, 2013 |
Camden firefighter Gabriel Angemi wants us to see the city as he sees it: Up close, raw, and real. So he photographs the flames, the faces, the forlorn places, and the gritty moments of grace that are Camden. "I was born for this," says Angemi, 37, referring to both the fire service and his street-smart art. "They say it's in your blood. " His father, Ronald, is a retired Camden firefighter from whom Angemi says he inherited his vocational - as well as artistic - inclinations.
August 11, 2013 |
CAMDEN COUNTY Police officials are not taking an accusation against one of their officers lying down. The department has launched an internal investigation after a photo of an officer apparently sleeping in a patrol car made the rounds on social media websites. In the photo, the uniformed officer is in the driver's seat with his head tilted back and mouth open. "We are deeply concerned by what appears in that photograph," Police Chief Scott Thomson told the Inquirer through a spokesman.
August 10, 2013 |
The picture has made the rounds of social media for the last few days: An officer of Camden's new county-run police force apparently asleep in his squad car, his head tilted back and his mouth open. On Thursday, the Camden County Police Department said it was investigating. "We are deeply concerned by what appears in that photograph," Police Chief Scott Thomson said through a spokesman. "Our residents deserve the absolute best police services, and we continue to encourage anyone who sees something that appears inappropriate to immediately report it to us and we will investigate, as is the case here," he said.
July 28, 2013
This is your opportunity to show where you went and what you did on vacation this summer season, from Memorial Day, May 27, to Labor Day, Sept. 2. We'll pay $25 each for four of the five best photos. The photographer of the winning photo will receive $100. We want to see sunrises and sunsets, water-skiers and zip-liners, mountain hikes and campsites, and, of course, maxing and relaxing. We'll announce the five finalists on Sept. 15. In addition, every Sunday we'll print a Photo of the Week as selected by Inquirer editors.
July 25, 2013 |
NEW YORK - Anthony Weiner found himself caught in another sexting scandal Tuesday like the one that destroyed his congressional career, but stood side-by-side with his wife to say he won't drop out of the race for mayor of New York. "This is entirely behind me," Weiner said at a news conference, hours after the gossip website The Dirty posted text messages and a crotch shot that it said the former congressman exchanged with a woman after he left office. Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages and acknowledged the activity took place as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House for the same sort of behavior with at least a half-dozen women.
July 21, 2013 |
BOSTON - After a week of chaos, the suspect in the deadly Boston Marathon bombings emerged from his hiding spot bloodied and seemingly exhausted - the red dot of a sniper's rifle lighting his forehead. Photos of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by a state police officer give a glimpse into the end of an episode that kept the city and its suburbs on edge. The images, the first of Tsarnaev from that night in April, were released to Boston Magazine on Thursday by a state police photographer angry about a Rolling Stone cover shot of Tsarnaev and hoping to counter what he said was the music magazine's glamorization of the terror suspect.