Category Archives: Photojournalism

2013 Single Speed Cyclocross World Champion ship in Philly [PHOTOS]

 

Annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross & SSCXWC '13 Qualifier rounds - North Philadelphia, PA USA - December 7, 2013; Cycling enthusiast came out for the annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross event in North Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The course is laid out among bodies of trucks, vans and sedans. (Bas Slabbers)
Annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross & SSCXWC ’13 Qualifier rounds – North Philadelphia, PA USA – December 7, 2013; Cycling enthusiast came out for the annual Bilenky Junkyard Cyclocross event in North Philadelphia on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. The course is laid out among bodies of trucks, vans and sedans. (Bastiaan Slabbers)

The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path. Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course. (Bas Slabbers /Photography)
Belmont Plateau, Fairmount Park, Philadelphia, PA USA
December 8, 2013;
The 2013 single speed cyclocross world cup championship (SSCXWC13) is held at the Belmont Plateau in West Philadelphia. As part of the course riders had to climb a steep gravel path.

Alongside this climb spectators cheered and pushed, sometimes even pulled the contesters uphill. The first snow of the season left up to ten inches on the course for the riders and spectators to battle.

See my photo essay for WHYY’s ViewFinders blog on NewsWorks.org to find out what led to this heroic races on Sunday: “Extreme cyclists cross and crash at North Philly junkyard [photos]


Conrail train engineer: ‘My God, the bridge is collapsing!’ (via NewsWorks)

A crane lifts up the first car at the derailment site in Paulsboro, NJ. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks) http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/new-jersey-more/item/48237-crews-removing-wrecked-train-cars-in-paulsboro (Bas Slabbers)
A crane lifts up the first car at the derailment site in Paulsboro, NJ. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Two Conrail locomotive operators testified yesterday that they had carefully inspected a moveable train bridge before it collapsed sending four rail cars into a creek. The derailment punctured one tank car carrying vinyl chloride, which formed a vapor (via WHYY’s NewsWorks.org)

Germantown High School’s final graduation was a celebration, not a funeral

146th Graduation Ceremony of Germantown High School Class of 2013, New Covenant Church, Philadelphia, PA USA - June 19, 2013; These 120 graduates of the Class of 2013 are the last to receive a diploma from Germantown High School. The Germantown landmark will close its doors at the end of this school year as a result of the budget crisis in the Philadelphia public school district. Soon-to-be graduate Khayriyyah Marie Williams waits behind the scenes minutes before the ceremony starts. ( Selected photos from this reportage are published as part of the coverage by WHYY's NewsWorks.org: http://www.newsworks.org/index.php/germantown-more-news/item/56288-germantown-high-schools-final-graduation-was-a-celebration-not-a-funeral ) (Bas Slabbers)
146th Graduation Ceremony of Germantown High School Class of 2013, New Covenant Church, Philadelphia, PA USA – June 19, 2013; These 120 graduates of the Class of 2013 are the last to receive a diploma from Germantown High School. The Germantown landmark will close its doors at the end of this school year as a result of the budget crisis in the Philadelphia public school district. Soon-to-be graduate Khayriyyah Marie Williams waits behind the scenes minutes before the ceremony starts.

…Story by Brian Hickey (with photo gallery by me) continues:  Germantown High School’s final graduation was celebration, not a funeral