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All Access at WHYY’s Connection Festival


2011, 2012, 2013 WHYY’s Connections Festival – Images by Bastiaan Slabbers

For the third year a blend of styles takes center stage at the WHYY Connection Festival. The 2013 edition will feature They Might Be Giants, Ben Kweller, Khari Mateen, Heekiah Jones and Jesse Ruben. The event is free but online registration is required. The festival will take place at the River Stage at the Great Plaza of Penn’s Landing, the concert starts at 3pm on September 7, 2013.

Never been to the Connections Festival before? Get a glimpse of the acts, scenes and crowds through the photos that are part of the ‘all access’ reportages that I made on assignment for WHYY’s NewsWorks.org at the first two editions of the festival.

The 2011 edition featured Dr. Dog, Manu Chao, The Baseball Project, Kuf Knotz, Birdie Busch, Toy Soldiers, and Justin Townes Earle. In 2012 Yo La Tengo, Frank Turner, Maps & Atlases, The Lawsuits, and Fabian Akilles took the stage. Check back later for my 2013 photo reportage!

Are you looking for photos of WHYY’s Connections Festival to use on your site/bog/ publication? Besides regular (editorial) licenses a selection of images from this collection is also available under a Creative Commons license. You can download the hi-res files here.

Hope to see you there!


( A selection of photos from this collection is published with coverage of the event on WHYY’s NewsWorks.org )

Top Shots of 2011 West Oak Lane Jazz Festival

 

“We Jazz June,” OARC Stage – Friday 5:57 p.m. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks). See expanded caption below.

We Jazz June,” OARC Stage – Friday 5:57 p.m.

I was on the lookout for people with character. I saw this woman standing out of the crowd in front of the OARC stage on day 1. On stage the Rising Star talent search was going on. With tattoos covering her crossed arms, this woman was enjoying every second of Charissa the Violin Diva’s performance. Through the years I have learned that an image capturing the moment often happens off-stage rather than on-stage – a festival is about it’s attendants rather that the performers.

The photo itself is inspired by the ‘Phenomenal Woman’ photo (http://iphi.posterous.com/?tag=phenomenalwoman) by my wife and creative partner Jana Shea from a photo she took with her iPhone on Germantown Avenue earlier this year.

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