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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…



Santa Fe Photographic Workshops – Honorable Mention!


I was beyond excited when I received an email this week that I had been selected for an honorable mention in The Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Portraits competition.  Of the 3,743 submissions, 50 photographs were chosen to be part of a book PORTRAITS, an A&I Studios book, and be featured on Aline Smithson’s Lenscratch Blogzine.  Jurors Aline Smithson (Lenscratch) , Amber Terranova (Photo Editor, Photo District News), Andrew Smith (Owner, Andrew Smith Gallery), and Reid Callanan (Director, Santa Fe Photographic Workshops) reviewed this body of inspiring interpretations of a portrait. I was hoping to win the top prize of a free workshop with the likes of Keith Carter, Joyce Tenneson, Sam Abell and Joe McNally. I didn’t. Read more…