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Photographic Milestones

Amerika (2020)

Yesterday I woke up to find out one of my pics from my recent BLM protest images made it to Flickr’s Explore front page..

To be honest, it all started with Flickr for reasons I’ll come back to in a sec. In the earlier days of my photography career I had some of my images appear on the photo-hosting site’s most sought-after page before but I had to look up when that was. It turned out the last time was fifteen years ago.

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A lot has changed in the industry but the good olde photo-sharing site always has a special place in my heart. Above all it is were I met my lovely spouse. It’s also where WHYY’s editor Alan Tu found my (monochrome) photo set from an Obama rally (with Joe Biden) a few days after I photographed them in 2010, behind Germantown High School.

He saw my work and decided to give me a call to talk about WHYY’s then still unannounced news effort, called Newsworks.org. Today their branding and hyper-local focus have changed a bit and I am glad to still be send out on occasional assignments.

To make the circle round, June 11, 2020 will mark a very unique day in my personal path in photography. Not only one of my images from the recent historic events made it to the Flickr front page, I also am assigned to cover an (due to COVID-19 Pandemic rare) appearance of Democratic U.S. presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden as part of a small photo pool.

As I write this I am archiving the photos I made for REUTERS at a round table on the U.S. economy reopening with the same Joe that appeared in front of my lens almost a decade ago.

Thanks to everyone who made this all possible (and yes, that includes you too: Flickr!



February 2020

Selections of the best images produced on assignment or for stock from the month of February.

In February I payed a visit to the most Northeastern part of the city to photograph the Bridgeburg neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA for WHYY’s Keystone Crossroads Embedded 2020 series.

Reuters send me to the Innovation Health & Design Lab at University of Delaware STAR Campus in Newark, Delaware to photograph graduate student Haobo Zhang working on his thesis on the challenge of designing transgender underwear.

The month ended with an announcement of representatives of Safehouse of an (tentative) opening of a supervised injection facility in South Philadelphia. A plan that ultimately ended up in the freezer after generating some backslash from local residents.

This Monthly Production gallery highlights a selection of impactful documentary and news photography stories captured by Philadelphia based Dutch photojournalist Bastiaan Slabbers.

Image license for (most of these) photos are available upon request or via the Wires & Stock menu found at the top. Visit Nurphoto, Getty Images, iStockPhoto and OOGImages to find the latest RM/RF images.