Last Thursday on the Fourth of July, while shooting the photographs presented in this issue, I was caught in a stampede that broke out on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. I left behind my equipment bag that contained not only valuable camera lenses but also many of my personal belongings. So last Sunday, when two police officers knocked on my door with the camera bag in hand, I was beyond thankful.
The gallery “Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster,” which opened this past Sunday, traces the depiction of black bodies in politically driven campaigns.
During the last few days of final, Penn was as quiet as one might expect. But silence took on a new meaning for those who gathered at a memorial vigil for the victims of the Newtown tragedy.