Tag: Philadelphia

Incarceration as Harm Reduction: The realities of lethal street-based opioid overdoses in neoliberal Philadelphia  by Tali Ziv

Tali Ziv , February 11th, 2022


Philadelphia is the poorest of the ten largest cities in the United States and has one of the highest rates of fatal opioid-related overdoses in the state of…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Laura, Sansom St

Brent Luvaas , June 20th, 2016


 “You caught me at my most slobbish,” Laura said to me when I stopped her at the corner of Sansom and 17th. “Then I’d love to run into…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Nikki, off 4th Street

Brent Luvaas , May 21st, 2016


I stopped Nikki as she was about to step into a tattoo shop on 4th Street to get her elbow done. “It’s going to suck!” she told me….


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Philadelphia Street Style: Isaiah, Walnut Street

Brent Luvaas , May 4th, 2016


“I was feeling very Prince today,” Isaiah told me, on his way to a photo shoot. He describes his style as “sleek, edgy, and androgynous,” all attributes the…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Kat, Walnut and Broad St

Brent Luvaas , May 2nd, 2016


Kat has gotten quite adept at recognizing the potential in the clothes her mother no longer wants. That bleached denim jacket was hers. So was the Gap sweater….


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Philadelphia Street Style: Monika, Walnut St

Brent Luvaas , April 22nd, 2016


Monika described her style to me as “a good mix of ’90s, classic style, and a little bit of western minimalism.” I’m not sure what western minimalism is,…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Lukeja, Walnut St

Brent Luvaas , April 20th, 2016


I first photographed Lukeja back in February of 2013. I didn’t recognize her when I saw her walking around Center City the other day. But she remembered me,…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Gibbs, Walnut St

Brent Luvaas , April 17th, 2016


Nearly everything Gibbs is wearing in this shot has either been personalized in some significant way or has a personal story attached to it. As an anthropologist, that’s…


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Philadelphia Street Style: J. off 17th St

Brent Luvaas , March 21st, 2016


“I usually dress way more conservative than this,” J. told me, as we stood at the entrance off an alleyway off of 17th St. “I usually dress like…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Aubrie, Chestnut St

Brent Luvaas , February 29th, 2016


I could see Aubrie’s vintage Liz Claiborne scarf from hundreds of feet away, that classic color-blocked patchwork that Claiborne has made so synonymous with her brand. Funny how…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Vonnysemaj, Chestnut St

Brent Luvaas , February 23rd, 2016


My street style photography has always been circular. I seem to loop back around to a certain core aesthetic, an aesthetic, I might add, that has remained essentially…


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Philadelphia Street Style: Charlene, Walnut St

Brent Luvaas , February 22nd, 2016


I’m taking a break from posting my pictures from New York Fashion Week. After a while, those images start to get old. All flash and no substance. Clothes…


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