The Faces Issue

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PW continues its effort to profile the people who make Philly what it is.

In this issue:

Tanya Dakin, model-photographer: The former Suicide Girl is getting ready to give up modeling as she transitions to full-time photographer. But not before she completes one last, bold project: a photo book of her vagina.

Lisa Nutter, wife, mother, first lady: There’s no question the first lady has her husband’s back, but it’s evident she also has her own game plan. “I came into the role with an agenda, which is with youth development,” she says. 
Part of that platform involves advocating for increased quality of education.

Ian Morrison, king of all drag queens: When it’s all said and done, the multi-talented 37-year-old performer can look back and know he entertained millions, lived the high life, raked in the cash, hobnobbed with celebrities and even once had Ed Rendell’s hands all over his ass. He's still the reigning queen of Philadelphia drag queens.


Ronen Koresh, owner of Koresh Dance Studio: The Koresh Dance Company has become a cultural force in Philadelphia. The man behind it all? Founder and choreographer Ronen Koresh, whose choreographic works are known for their minimalism and cathartic passion—which he believes has kept audiences coming back season after season.

The Groundswell Players, a DIY theater troupe: Scott Sheppard is a high school English teacher. Jesse Paulsen is a lab rat. Alison King and Jack Meaney are staffers with arts nonprofits. These are their day jobs. But in their free time, they’re known as the Groundswell Players, a motley crew of four college friends out of the Main Line’s Haverford College who have spawned a model of thriving DIY theater in the city.


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1. Jim Russo said... on Jul 20, 2011 at 03:02PM

“You've got to be kidding! After last week's cover story of an artist who depicts naked black men brandishing guns as bold art breaking down racial stereotype, you publish a woman exposing her twat as one of the "new faces of Philadelphia" that make this city what it is? I'm moving to Boise Idaho. Can't wait for one those "threatening" Days Without Art so I can a 24 hour respite from the likes of such worthless, narcissitic nonsense... You really take this stuff seriously?

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2. Anonymous said... on Jul 24, 2011 at 10:37AM

“T.D. should photographs someones tongue in her arse.”

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