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Philadelphia School Closings Photo Collective Archives - Beck Photography



Philadelphia School Closings Photographers Collective

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Scribe Video screening and exhibit

Two Thirty Four The Final Day by Laurie Beck Peterson

Last spring I blogged about my involvement with a group of photographers who came together around an idea that Zoe Strauss had for documenting the final days of the 24 Philadelphia schools that were closing.  I worked to gain access to Germantown High School, my neighborhood school, with the help of Dr. Amy Yeboah who was shooting a video as part of Scribe Video Center’s Storyville series.  Read more…



Germantown High School Final Days

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Minutes before the final bell rang on the final day of the schools 99 year history

I just finished working with a group of photographers, videographers and writers to document the final days of the 24 Philadelphia Public Schools that closed last week.  Much has been written nationally about these closures, the lack of funding and the efforts of many people and organizations to find solutions.  I’m not a writer, so I share with you some of my photos. Read more…