Tag Archives: Behind the Scenes

All Access at WHYY’s Connection Festival


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 )

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

 

 

Lap of Philly Cycling Classic at 10x the speed [ONBOARD VIDEO]

The route of the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic is 12 miles long. Men ride ten laps for a total of 120 miles and the women ride 5 laps for a total of 60 miles. This GoPro video shows one lap speeded up 10 times to 2m36s.

In the photo gallery on my website you will find some of the photos that I made at the same time this video was shot.