July 8, 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, we'll print a Photo of the Week as selected by Inquirer editors.
July 7, 2013 |
DALLAS - A Texas teacher's streak of wearing the same outfit for his school photograph is coming to an end after 40 years with his retirement. It started as an accident. Dale Irby told the Dallas Morning News that when he received his photo in his second year, he was embarrassed to discover he'd worn the same polyester shirt and brown sweater-vest as the first year. His wife dared him to wear it again the third year. Then Irby thought five would be funny. He says, "After five pictures it was like, 'Why stop?"
July 2, 2013 |
A MAN WORKING security at a banquet-hall party Saturday in Germantown allegedly stabbed a party guest following a fight over photographs, police said. The victim, a 48-year-old man, was attending a party at Temptations Banquet Facility on Chelten Avenue near Wayne Avenue. He was having pictures printed by a photographer about 1:30 a.m. when a 52-year-old security guard told the photographer to close up shop for the night, according to police. An argument between the victim and the guard briefly turned physical, but the guard walked away, police said.
July 2, 2013 |
On this 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, our nation celebrates the courage, valor, and personal honor of the soldiers who fought and died there from July 1 to 3, 1863. An estimated 620,000 Americans died in the Civil War, either in battle or from disease. Union losses totaled 360,222; Confederates, 258,000. And Gettysburg was the costliest battle of all, with a three-day total of 51,112 casualties on both sides. Of all the fallen heroes of the epic battle, Union soldier Amos Humiston was unique.
July 1, 2013 |
Picture Alfred Hitchcock's sinister 1943 Shadow of a Doubt and Walker Evans' portraits of New York subway riders taken between 1938 and 1941 (he kept a camera in his coat and caught his subjects sitting across the aisle off-guard, but looking suspiciously prepared). They're the two obvious ancestors of photographer Ditta Baron Hoeber's mysterious serial cellphone photographs of the interiors of trains, which make up her exhibition "Proximity" in Moore College of Art and Design's Goldie Paley Gallery.
June 18, 2013 |
Brittany Cozzens grew tired of the Pinterest e-mails notifying her of new followers, about 10 a day, so she turned them off. A year later, a marketing company let her know: she had more than three million followers, putting her among the most followed people on the site. "I was like, 'That's not right.' Then I went to look and was like, 'Oh . . ..' " Cozzens' self-described "procrastination" on the popular photo-organizing website landed the rising Temple University sophomore a paying job as one of more than 250 influencers for Pinterest marketing company HelloSociety.
May 24, 2013 |
It looks as if B95 - a shorebird that has attracted both popularity and paparazzi - is continuing his publicity tour of South Jersey. B95 is a red knot, and the name refers to the identifying letter and number on his leg band. But he also has the nickname Moonbird because, in his long life, researchers figure he has flown the equivalent distance to the moon and halfway back. A week ago, the famed bird was spotted on the Delaware side of Delaware Bay. On Friday, he was spotted on the Jersey side, at Cooks Beach.
May 23, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Photos of U.S. military personnel burying Osama bin Laden will remain classified, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit sided with the government in finding that the release of postmortem images of the founder of al-Qaeda could cause "exceptionally grave harm" to Americans. The conservative-leaning group Judicial Watch had been pressing the Pentagon and CIA to release at least a subset of 59 photos of bin Laden after he was killed in a May 2011 raid on his compound in Pakistan.
May 19, 2013 |
WE KNEW the city controller's race was a pissing match. But wow. Supporters of City Controller Alan Butkovitz, who is seeking a third term in Tuesday's Democratic primary election, are up in arms about a tweet from challenger Brett Mandel on Thursday. Mandel's tweet said: "#aimhigher - @PhillyInqurier endorsement of my candidacy. Also advice I gave my son in the NE High School bathroom!" The tweet included a picture of Mandel's young son, from behind, as he struggled to use a high trough-style urinal at Northeast High School during a football game last fall.