Them That Do is a multimedia documentary project about Philadelphia’s block captains, those tough, passionate and persistent neighborhood volunteers who organize street clean-ups, block events, and meetings. Block captains represent a long tradition of neighborhood pride and community service in Philadelphia.

Through photography, video, written stories I hope to highlight the contributions block captains make to the city, document the challenges facing Philadelphia neighborhoods, and present stories that will make people smile or frown, and hopefully inspire people to connect with and contribute to their own neighborhoods. Please join the conversation or share your block news.

The project’s creation was supported by a 2012 Pew Fellowship for the Arts. Additional support come from the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award.