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Theresa Stigale

Theresa Stigale was born and raised in Southwest Philly. She earned a B.B.A. from Temple University in 1983. Theresa is a photographer as well as a licensed Pennsylvania Real Estate Broker, developer and instructor. In the past ten years, she has documented the loft conversion projects that she and her partners have completed in Philadelphia, from stately old abandoned warehouses covered with graffiti to vintage factories, some still active with manufacturing. Visit her web site at

From Streets to TEDx

From Streets to TEDx

March 27, 2014  |  Vantage

With a full day of speakers tomorrow and 'adventures' like the street art tour led by blogger and photographer Conrad Benner, TedxPhiladelphia promises to keep Philly's big ideas on the big stage all weekend. Theresa Stigale talks with Benner about his idea to run SEPTA's subway and el 24/7—and the attention it's received, including from SEPTA itself > more

From Independence Square To Independence Square: Current Events Seen Through Philadelphia's Ukrainian Community

From Independence Square To Independence Square: Current Events Seen Through Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Community

March 5, 2014  |  Vantage

In the past month, Ukraine has taken the world stage through peaceful demonstrations that turned violent, an ousted president and resulting makeshift government, and now a looming crisis in Crimea as the Russian military moves in. The situation has the United States and European Union preparing for the worst. During the same period, our Theresa Stigale has followed events by meeting with the Ukrainian community of Philadelphia > more

In Transit

In Transit

January 10, 2014  |  Last Light

If SEPTA passengers often seem lost in their thoughts, almost as if they're in another world, perhaps that's because they are. Here's a portrait of life on SEPTA at night through the lens of Theresa Stigale > more

Black Is The New Red?

Black Is The New Red?

December 17, 2013  |  Vantage

Philadelphia's most important modern building--PSFS--is famously clad in black brick, a polished standout in the red brick city. Now, 80 years later, as Theresa Stigale reports, across the city black brick is back, and it's big > more

The Real Bookbinder's Revival

The Real Bookbinder’s Revival

October 24, 2013  |  Makin' It

In South Philly, a modern bookbinder updates an old craft with the help of vintage machines. Theresa Stigale has the story and photos from Bella Forte Books > more