North Philadelphia

North Philadelphia: Through Their Eyes

I provided Skyler and Christina with disposable cameras to capture images of their neighborhoods. The purpose of this activity was for them to portray the most significant aspects of their lives. Skyler Baker A self-proclaimed […]

Fishtown

Fishtown and its Parks

Catherine Whalen’s day begins like many young, single mothers. Her alarm clock pierces the calm of the Fishtown morning at 6 a.m., leaving her just enough time to get her two children out of bed, […]

Hunting Park

Olney: Back To School

Just above the book-lined shelves within the Free Library’s  Greater Olney branch, there is a classroom. Pictures dusted in glitter line the room, as chalk remnants–almost certainly from a previous day’s lesson– show on the […]

Economy

Port Richmond Industry: Giving Back

Imagine driving through an industrial complex. Instantly, your mind flashes to smoking pipelines that are beating our ozone layer into a bloody pulp. You imagine lonely, littered, and seemingly abandoned streets. You see lines of […]

Government

Guns in Philadelphia

View Slide Show There is no shortage of customers at Colosimo’s Gun Store on the 900 block of Spring Garden Street. A group of young men are buzzed into the store every few minutes, each […]

Broad Street

Shopping: Discount With Culture

“Assalamu alaikum,” Jahed Chowdheury welcomes a pair of women who enter his shop with the traditional Muslim greeting meaning, “Peace be with you.” The two women are Muslim, like Chowdheury. They are black and dressed […]