Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Archive: November, 2009

POSTED: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 7:03 AM

I couldn't resist a chance to update a classic Life photo - 1952's movie audience in 3-D glasses watching Bwana Devil.

Comcast Corp. ordered 100,000 DEVO-esque shades for visitors to experience the visual effects of their "Holiday Spectacular in 3-D" on the giant video wall in the lobby of the tallest building between New York and Chicago. Click here, or on the picture of employees and an artful mannequin, for a photo gallery from Tuesday's preview. 

POSTED: Tuesday, November 24, 2009, 6:25 AM

The First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry color guard waits for their cue to present colors before opening the annual fundraising breakfast for the Committee of Seventy. Click here, or on the picture for a photo gallery.

POSTED: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 11:24 AM

Celebrating adoptive families and marking 10th anniversary of National Adoption Day, courtrooms around the country opened their doors to finalize the adoptions of children from foster care. The Camden County Surrogate's Office held a luncheon and a reception in their offices on Friday as the judge signed final adoption orders, granting parents permanent, legal custody of their children. 

Brand new dad Walter Russell of Monroe Township turned a cubicle into a feeding station as he found a quiet spot to give a bottle to seven month old son Christian. Mom is Eileen Bertolino-Russell.

POSTED: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 10:07 AM

Residents watch police and firefighter activity at the scene of a fatal crash in their Pennsauken neighborhood. Police said a man was killed when he lost control of his SUV and it slammed into a tree.

POSTED: Tuesday, November 3, 2009, 11:53 PM

I was photographing New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine at an early morning election day get-out-the-vote rally in South Jersey (after covering the SEPTA strike in pre-dawn).  I knew we'd get election night wire photos later, so I figured I was shooting head shots for our website and maybe an early newspaper edition.

The morning light was really pretty (for some reason not many political rallies start real early). And there was a really big backlit flag. So I shot a lot (did I mention a big flag?). 

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.

Reach Tom at tgralish@phillynews.com.

Tom Gralish Inquirer Staff Photographer
Also on Philly.com
letter icon Newsletter