Thursday, April 17, 2014
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Happy, Jolly, Merry, Cranky and...

Holiday Adjectives

Happy, Jolly, Merry, Cranky and...

...or as Inquirer copy editor Chris Kupferer wrote in the caption for the photo in today's Scene Through the Lens column: Snow White must have taken the other six into the store with her...

Speaking of the newspaper column (runs in black and white on page B-2 every Monday), a gallery of the ten most current versions - in color - has been created for the Inquirer phillytablet app. Click here or on the photo to see them (and here to buy the Android tablet for a Holiday Special price of $89).

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
About this blog

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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