The PMA Bike Ride
“one of the world's best bike movies”
- 2019 Filmed By Bike Jury
Working with Joe Cox and the PMA Bike Ride gave me the chance to balance an awareness of hunger and homelessness with a compelling and energetic documentary style that matched Joe’s personality and the hard work of many volunteers who are moved to respond to the street citizens of Philadelphia.
While we’ve all seen photos of homeless people sleeping on the streets, holding signs asking for change, or eating food in a shelter, I wanted the focus of the story to be primarily on Joe’s response to hunger in the city, and his invitation for others to join him. I went into the project with a plan to craft images and a story arc that expressed the nature of Joe’s work while respecting the daily reality of those living on the street.
The final result is a video and photo story that doesn’t center “need” or “poverty” or “homelessness”, instead it centers Joe’s agency and the people who work with him.
If you have a story ripe for the telling then I’d love to hear from you! To work with me you can send me a message here, or reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 267-269-1179.