“The American Dream,” 1995

Boxer David Reid trains children at a Philadelphia gym in 1995. Reid went on to win a gold medal during the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and was nicknamed “The American Dream.”

Here’s an update on Reid written in 2015: The American Dream came close to being a nightmare for Philly’s David Reid

This image was captured on color film and scanned digitally, probably on the same day it was taken.

Not in our name, 2003

About 100 young protesters from “Not in Our Name” and other organizations held a “die-in for peace” outside Philadelphia City Hall and later blocked rush-hour traffic on March 17th, 2003, while demonstrating against the possibility of war with Iraq. The United States launched the invasion three days later.

Data: Date: 3/17/03, Time: 5:01:17 PM, Shutter: 1/320, f: 4.0, ISO: 400, Lens: Zoomed to 155mm, Philadelphia, PA, US

More photos from this demonstration:

Bush inauguration protests, 2001

Photographs by Jim MacMillan ©2001

Bush inauguration protests

I went to Washington to photograph demonstrators protesting against the inauguration of President George W. Bush in 2001.

Rain was pouring and grandstands were empty until they were filled with protesters, who carried signs, shouted and threw garbage toward the new President’s limousine.

Though much smaller than some anti-war demonstrations I covered there in following years, thousands of protesters outnumbered supporters along the Pennsylvania Avenue parade route on this day, in bold contrast with the large, joyful crowds I found when I covered first Clinton inauguration in 1993.

The demonstration got exceptionally little media attention and live television coverage of the parade somehow avoided showing this section of the route.

More photos: jimmacmillan.blog