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Archive: April, 2013

POSTED: Monday, April 22, 2013, 2:22 AM

Just as after Columbine, 9-11, Oklahoma City, Sandy Hook Sandy Hook Elementary, or Aurora, getting back a sense of normalcy was important after the Boston Marathon bombings. Continuing to do what we do every day gives us a sense of security after those terrible things happen to people while doing just that: going to school, working in a high rise building, dropping kids off at daycare, seeing a movie, or going to watch friends and family run in a race.

I took a lot of comfort this week in photographing the day to day happenings at schools, senior centers, and neighborhoods.

POSTED: Monday, April 15, 2013, 10:19 AM

One of the dangers of infrequent blog posting: a lot of stuff inside busting to get out...

The T-Rex was around the corner from a New Jersey Natural Gas crew. The discarded ball, at a high school baseball practice

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
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