Ben Franklin covered in 60 thousand pennies, Philadelphia 1976

Paul McGuirk 203. 247. 4377 United States

Topics of Focus

American culture

Geographic Areas of Focus

United States


 Following my formal education in film and photography at the Philadelphia College of Art (now University of the Arts ) I pursued my first big story,the American Bicentennial. A year in the historic park produced a photographic portfolio purchased by the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Free Library. I continued to hone my skills at newspapers and magazines.

In the 1990's I photographed for a humanitarian relief organization documenting its work in war zones and disaster areas around the world. 

Early into this century I was lucky enough to receive a grant from the foundation of the distinguished photographer Robert Frank. Through what is now decades, I have continued a body of work about American society and culture.