of the one thousand three hundred and ninety five photos i shot today at the dnc protests this is my favorite. a little girl playing in fdr park in south philly directly across from where the convention was about to kick off. detached from the anger, violent rhetoric and divisiveness she found joy. we as humans experience this type of blissful innocence for such a short time. it’s a time of peace, love and happiness. i want to help create a world where my nine month old daughter can revel in this for as long as possible. i didn’t feel that love and happiness today. from the moment i arrived i felt anger, hate and rivalry. obama says we can do better. i agree. we say black lives matter and want food not bombs, a higher living wage, equality between the sexes and last but never least LGBTQ rights. but we can’t unite behind a candidate that can bring us closer those goals. i fear this lack of unity will lead to the election of a president that will make my daughters life more difficult. yours too. please think hard on this.
Thousands of people gathered to march from the Philadelphia School District HQ on North Broad Street to Independence Hall in an effort to reclaim Martin Luther King Day on January 19th. The protesters formed a strong united front to address a laundry list of social concerns from ending stop and frisk and police brutality to increasing the minimum wage and education reform in Philadelphia and beyond.
Yesterday I photographed four nurses currently employed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center for the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP). The photos are being featured on a billboard ad running along I-95 in Chester, Pennsylvania which will advertise the dispute they’re having with hospital management over pension payments.
Obviously I had to take a drive down to exit 6 to see the billboards when the ad was up and running. Not so much fun pulled over on the exit ramp at night with cars whizzing by at 75 mph but worth the trip for these killer shots. Below that check out the mock-ups.