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The CIW is marching again… and I’m heading down to join them.

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  I’ve been documenting the Coalition of Immokalee Workers since 2003. Their work for human rights in the agricultural industry is critically important. UPDATE: As this project was successfully funded, I’m on site shooting, and posting daily updates here. …

Discover Fleisher… and make some art.

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Sitting on my desk is a gift certificate to the Fleisher Art Memorial. For Philly folk who aren’t familiar with the great programs there, here’s a little visual intro to some of what happens there. …

Healing Beats… a benefit for Ana

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This is my friend Ana. She’s generally an awesome human being. And you might want to mark Nov 10 on your calendar to help her out. Details below. See, part of being an awesome human means having a human body. And part of having a body means that it might be subject to things like cancer. Like the six centimeter tumor that was recently removed from her brain. …

Philadelphia’s Secret Garden: another tunnel trek…

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A while back, I discovered what I like to call Philadelphia’s Secret Garden… and I recently took another visit with the folks from ViaductGreene, who are hard at work advocating for the 9th Street and City branches of abandoned railway to be converted to public space. Here’s how our day unfolded:…

Simply the sun…

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While I sometimes use all sorts of lighting gadgets in some of my shots, this shot of my friend Anil uses the most unique lightsource available to photographers: a giant spherical fusion reactor in the sky. In other words, the sun. The sun does more than just generate light for portraits however… it can generate power for our cities. Find out what Anil’s doing with these solar panels and why it’s important……

Everyone Is Photogenic: Feastival edition

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You may have heard me say that everyone is photogenic… Every once in a while there’s a special opportunity to demonstrate it… here’s a few images from “JJ’s Magic Photo Booth” at the 2012 Feastival – a special benefit for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe. Check them out:…

Shale Gas Outrage 2012

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I just saw the headlines that Pennsylvania’s taken yet another step in this crazy rush of gas drilling, creating the possibility of fracking sites on state-owned college campuses. For those of you who weren’t able to be in the streets of Philly for Shale Gas Outrage 2012 last month, here’s a recap of the event and some more on why, unfortunately, we still need to keep paying attention to this issue. Since our governor rece…

Le Grand Continental

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The other day I posted about one of my favorite very intimate performances at the Live Arts & Fringe Festivals… and today I’ll tell you about my favorite very public one: Sylvain Émard‘s “Le Grand Continental”, which took place at the foot of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Here are some images from this unique event… …

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This Town Is A Mystery…

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One of my favorite moments at this year’s Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe was getting to share in Headlong Dance Theater‘s dress rehearsals for “This Town Is A Mystery”… Such a beautiful set of pieces that I wanted to share a bit of it with you:…