Saturday, May 30, 2015

Head-Shots (state budget version)

Gov. Tom Corbett makes 2012-13 budget proposal

Head-Shots (state budget version)

While covering Gov. Tom Corbett unveiling his 2012-13 budget I had a chance to add to my Head-Shots collection.

That's a Guy Fawkes mask with the group Occupy Harrisburg (joined by Occupy Philadelphia, Occupy Pittsburgh, Occupy Kennsington, Occupy Norristown, Occupy Lansdale and Fight For Philly and others) on the steps of State Capitol to protest the $27.1 billion plan.

Earlier, as Budget Secretary Charles Zogby met with reporters before Corbett's address, the protesters lined the hallway in the Capitol's East Wing, hoping to confront Zogby.

One of the leaders walked up and down the hallway showing everyone what he looked like, so they'd recognize him when he arrived. But Zogby entered and left the room through a different door so he never encountered the protesters.

Click here for a gallery of more photos of the Gov. and the 99 percenters.

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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