Category Archives: Photojournalism

Rally junkie doesn’t care if it’s Clinton or Trump, as long as he’s in the picture [via NEWSWORKS]

Putting on a different hat is all it takes for one local man to create front-row access to future (and past) presidents.

Wear a red “Make America Great Again” hat and blend in with Trump supporters. Put on a green “Mexico” cap and watch vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine speak from only a few feet away.

Johathan Lee Riches, who says he is a Muslim supporting Hillary Clinton, gets close to the Democratic presidential candidate during a Town Hall meeting in Haverford, Pennsylvania on Oct. 4, 2016.
Jonathan Lee Riches, who says he is a Muslim supporting Hillary Clinton, gets close to the Democratic presidential candidate during a Town Hall meeting in Haverford, Pennsylvania on Oct. 4, 2016.

At various political rallies in Pennsylvania over the past month, I spotted Jonathan Lee Riches wearing different “hats,” claiming to be a Muslim supporter for Trump at one rally and a Muslim for Clinton at an other.

Jonathan Lee Riches, a West Chester man of 39 and former federal prisoner, describes himself in social media profiles as a truth-seeking sleuth. In this quest he has filed thousands of lawsuits and open-record requests. Many of them are unfruitful.

…Full story continues on WHYY’ NewsWorks.org ViewFinder’s blog.

In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). - See more at: http://whyy.org/cms/everyzip/zip-photo-essay-in-mt-airy-it-takes-a-village-to-keep-the-village-19119/#sthash.Q360f7DJ.dpuf
A SEPTA train on the Chestnut Hill West line crosses Mt Pleasant Avenue as it is on its way to Center City. The trestle is part of the Mural Arts Program and made possible with support of Mt Airy residents, (including Ken Weinstein). (©2016, Bastiaan Slabbers)

When we moved from the Netherlands to Philadelphia six years ago, my wife and I first landed in Fishtown. It’s a nice neighborhood if you are young, but for us, eventually, Mt. Airy in Northwest Philly beckoned.
Continue reading In Mt. Airy, It Takes A Village To Keep The Village [PHOTO ESSAY]

Sideline Scenes from Endless SRC Action Meeting [PHOTOS]


See the gallery for some of the scenes of the March 17, 2016 School Reform Commission Action Meeting, held at the Auditorium of the School District of Philadelphia Head Quarters on N. Broad St.

For a detailed look on what went on at this meeting check the story by WHYY’s Education beat reporter Kevin McCorry – March 18, 2016; “Education Philosophies Clash at Packed Philly SRC Meeting”