Philadelphia, Pennsylvania May 2017 On a very fundamental level there may be no better place in the United States to practice the art of Street Photography than Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love. Long before the beautiful art museums, Reading Terminal Market and the cheesesteak sandwich Philadelphia was the birthplace of Independence and the idea of Free Speech.
As I walked the streets of Philly experiencing things that make a city a city like the sounds of honking horns, the roar of car and bus engines, the more than occasional siren, the sweet smells of bakeries and onions simmering in food trucks for their iconic sandwich I thought of how lucky I am to be an American. To be protected by the Constitution of the United States to exercise my Freedom of Speech through the art of photography is something I hold dear. In some countries in this world Street Photography and Freedom of Speech are not held in such reverence and protected as in the United States.
Beautiful street photographs of everyday life are plentiful in City of Brotherly Love. Images of interesting people and compelling street scenes may be freely created in the various ethnic neighborhoods, on the narrow one way streets and in the city center of Philadelphia. In the spirit of the ideals set forth by our Founding Fathers and First Amendment of the Constitution it’s my pleasure to share these images of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, truly the City of Brotherly Love.