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Philadelphia photojournalism Next American CityThere was only one thing on my calendar for Hurricane Sandy Tuesday.  But that one thing was a shoot that took three weeks of phone calls and emails to set up.  Ryan Briggs, a Philadelphia journalist, Next American City Fellow, and my good pal from way back had written a feature about the future of the Philadelphia Port and others on the eastern coast as they attract new investment in light of the Panama Canal expansion.  It’s more eloquent when he says it.  Ryan asked me to contribute photos to the story, so we planned to meet with the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority Director of Communications and get super exclusive access to photograph some port activity and, if we crossed our fingers, a ship unloading cargo.  Our deadline was Wednesday so when I heard there was a hurricane planned for Tuesday, I knew it didn’t look good.  I was lucky to never lose a minute of power throughout the storm, but let’s just say I ended up taking a hurrication with the rest of the region that day.  On Wednesday, as my family was likely cooking and consuming their perishables in a hurry, Ryan and I went out to execute Plan B.  We grabbed some Zipcar wheels and went exploring!

 

Philadelphia Cityscape Next American City

Philadelphia Cityscape Photograph

Philadelphia Photojournalism Next American City

Philadelphia Cityscape Photograph

Philadelphia Photojournalism Next American City

Philadelphia Cityscape Photograph

 

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