Saturday, March 28, 2015

From the Shore to Stinger Square

Seeing pink, from the Jersey Shore to Stinger Square in Grays Ferry

From the Shore to Stinger Square

On assigment in Ocean City, I had just spent a considerable amount of time waiting for just the right "Jersey Shore" types to walk through my frame.

No guidos and guidettes (this is SOUTH Jersey) but after I was done shooting I saw the complete antithesis pass by.

The couple were celebrating their wedding anniversary and the final day of their vacation week by getting dressed up to promenade on the Boardwalk. Orginally from West Philly, they married in 1950.

Back in the city, more pink, in the park at State Sen. Anthony H. Williams' "Neighborhood to Neighborhood Summer of Peace 2011 Cookout."

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
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Tom Gralish is a general assignment photographer at The Inquirer, concentrating on local news and self-generated feature photos.

He has been at the paper since 1983, photographing everything from revolution in the Philippines to George W. Bush’s road to the White House to homeless people living on the street right outside his newspaper's front door. For his photo essay on Philadelphia’s homeless, he was awarded both the Pulitzer Prize and the Robert F. Kennedy Award.

His weekly newspaper column, "Scene Through the Lens," takes a look at Philadelphia's urban landscape.

Gralish, along with Inquirer colleague and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Vitez, spent a year visiting the Philadelphia Museum of Art to capture the stories and photos of "Rocky runners" who come from all over the world to climb the steps - just as Sylvester Stallone did in the Academy Award winning film, Rocky. Their book, Rocky Stories: Tales of Love, Hope and Happiness at America’s Most Famous Steps, was published in November 2006.

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