Art: Press Photographer

Marty Hyman is skinny and undersized but a tough member of a tough trade—a press photographer. Last week Artist Marty Hyman was given a one-man show by Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, oldest art organization in the U.S.

Metropolitan press photographers are the proverbial tough guys of U.S. journalism. They earn a thick-skinned living shooting pictures of gang fights, strikes, accidents and fires, are popularly supposed to take everything from illegal entry to abduction as part of the day's work. For eleven years, Marty Hyman has been rushing around Republican Philadelphia, snapping news shots for Dave Stern's brawling, loudly Democratic...

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