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Graffiti Pier
A 2017 clip on Griffiti Pier from a Temple University documentary, "Revival."

2016 clip from a Temple University video feature by Margo Reed
about 4Years/40Walls

North Philadelphia in a Different Light

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You'll find some early photographs and stories here
Urban Exploration Before it Had a Name

More little stories..

Why Go to School When You Can Drive a Truck?

I Told Jimmy Hoffa His First Teamster Joke

A Gorgeous Girl, a Cadillac, and Room 17

My First Camera and the Pictures I Never Took With It


John Bendel