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Ruth Peyser's Israeli travel documents from the 1950s.

Survivor’s Guilt

Ruth Peyser was an Israeli, not originally by choice, but for survival. In 1939, she settled alone in Palestine. On her 100th birthday, Jewish hatred abounds.

Face in the smoke of World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 just seconds after the second plane struck the south tower. NO REPOSTING. ©Mark D Phillips

Never Forget: 9/11 in 2023

More than two decades have gone by in a flash. It was my now-24 year-old daughter’s first day of pre-school when the planes piloted by Islamic savages felled the World Trade Center.

Orion Spacecraft with Earth and Moon

Leaving the surly bonds of Earth

The Artemis-1 mission is firing the imagination with images that captivate and bring back the excitement of the 1968 Lunar Christmas, an event that brought astronomy into my life. I grew up in an age of exploration that finally feels like it has returned.

Arthur Ashe at the US Open on August 30, 1992, proclaimed “Arthur Ashe Day" in New York City, Three months earlier he had announced his diagnosis with AIDS. ALL PHOTOS: ©Mark D Phillips

The Legacy of Arthur Ashe

On the 30th anniversary of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the annual Sportsball gala is returning to where it began — the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. It has been my honor to document this event for over twenty years, photographing titans of sports, art and entertainment. My favorite images? Watch 30 Years of Sportsball | Mark D Phillips

Candlelight vigil on night of September 15, 2001, after the destruction of the Twin Towers. ©Mark D Phillips

Unity as we cried “Never Again”

Twenty-one years after planes flew into the World Trade Center, crashed into the Pentagon and into a field in Shanksville, Pa., the great promise that we once showed as people has been all but forgotten. Our unity has shattered. We are lost. At war with ourselves

Max Scherzer makes a rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies against the Hartford Yardgoats Double-A game at Dunkin Donuts Stadium in Hartford, CT, on June 29, 2022. ©Mark D Phillips

Scherzer is a Rumble Pony

Max Scherzer makes a rehab start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies against the Hartford Yardgoats Double-A game at Dunkin Donuts Stadium in Hartford, CT, on June 29, 2022. ©Mark D Phillips There are times when I want to shoot baseball because of the situation. When I heard that Max Scherzer […]