Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel Photojournalist

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Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel shooting Governor Chris Christie in 2012 with digital still and video cameras. (photo by Jose F. Moreno)
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Gekoski-Kimmel in the Philadelphia Inquirer newsroom waiting for the Pulitzer results in 2012. (Photo by David Swanson)
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Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel in the 1970’s with her trusty film camera. (photo by Leo S. Matkins)

THE EARLY DAYS

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Newsrooms in the 70’s and 80’s listened to police radios 24/7. Spot news was important. Gekoski-Kimmel photographed this car accident in 1976. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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The aftermath of a house fire photographed in 1977 © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Gekoski-Kimmel photographed Pope John Paul II in 1979 during his visit to Philadelphia. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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A young Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones played Philadelphia in 1981. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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In 1979 young ballerinas take lessons at the Ronnie McLaughlin School of Dance in Merchantville, New Jersey. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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The Philadelphia Phillies win the 1980 World Series against the Kansas City Royals. Relief pitcher Tug McGraw and 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt (behind McGraw) celebrate. Covering the World Series was a definite highlight of Gekoski-Kimmel’s career. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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A frame of Jimmy Connors in 1980 playing Roscoe Tanner in Philadelphia. It ended up a double exposure when the film didn’t advance in the camera. The editors liked it and ran it. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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The Winning Run: A high school baseball game from the 80’s. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel

COLOR FILM and DIGITAL CAMERAS

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A tiny premature baby fighting for his life. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Living in poverty with her aging grandmother, Celeata sleeps in a house where walls to the outside are gone. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Violence in schools has become an epidemic. Here in the Houston public schools, armed guards must handle student issues. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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An officer tells a Houston student she can no longer attend the high school. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Conjoined twins Tyler and Stefan play violin and have perfect pitch. Unable to be separated at birth, now in their 20’s , they have never seen each other’s faces. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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A ruby-throated hummingbird and a honeysuckle flower. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Cranberry Harvest in New Jersey. © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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An orphaned baby orangutan at a care center in Borneo © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel photographing orangutans in Borneo © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel
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Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand © Sharon Gekoski-Kimmel

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