New Video Podcast

I was happy to appear on “Hi, I’m Jason” with Jason Pollack and Justin Gonzalez to talk about these portraits. It was a really nice interview. This is a 22 minute excerpt from it.  Click here to watch on youtube On the episode before me they had two of the…

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Gallery Exhibit in the Works

I heard from Mariel Carr at the Science History Institute on 3rd and Chestnut that they’re interested in producing a gallery exhibit of photos from this collection in an outdoor exhibit. It’s really nice to think that people are thinking about ways to show art safely and also that people…

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test results saying SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected

My COVID-19 Test

Our local corner store had been closed, kind of conspicuously, for more than a week with a cryptic sign out front saying it was being cleaned. We’d been there a few times over the past month and the last time the owner had taken his mask off while talking to…

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Layers of Betweenness

As I do more photos I’m thinking more and more about what makes this different from anything else I’ve done — why is this different from Librarians or soldiers or anything else. Wrapping my head around the whys makes it easier, I think, for me to push through the doing. …

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In the neighborhood

Drive through testing centers are popping up all over West Philly. I photograph one of the first ones in Philly back in March and it was a big, strange deal — they were just figuring it out at the time and the hospital was excited to have me come by…

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In the neighborhood

Initially I’d been doing most of my photography in the near dark. Doctors and nurses usually change shifts at 7:00 — a.m. or p.m. after a 12 hour shift. So I’d be photographing either at 5:30 in the morning, or at 8:00 in the evening, but lately I’ve been photographing…

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Podcast

Happy to have talked with Reef the Lost Cauze, Johnny Goodtimes and Violations Greg about this project (and a few others) on their podcast about Philly. They normally broadcast from a bar in the city, but we talked over Zoom. They did manage to find a somewhat heroic photo of…

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Karen wearing hospital scrubs standing in a park with an open umbrella on the ground next to her. She is wearing a surgical mask.

Ultrasound Tech

Photographed Karen, an ultrasound tech today. It was drizzling and we wandered around for a while in the rain looking for a nice place. She’d been panicked that there wasn’t enough PPE for everyone in the hospital, but her neighbors came together and got her masks and gloves. She had…

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