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These Projects Ask For Your Support & Attention

Posted on June 6th, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry

I wanted to talk about 4 fundraising projects that I think are worth your attention and hopefully your support. They are very different from each other, but they are strong projects by people who are professionals with the background of work to match. Some are close to their goal, some are far but if you can spread the word and help  they have a chance of success. Lorraine Hansberry is best known for writing A Raisin In The Sun, but…

Descent Into Darkness

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

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The 9/11 Museum is not for me. It’s not for anyone who was in New York on that day or the days after. It’s for tourists looking for a visceral connection to an event they saw from a distance. For me there will never be a distance. And before I came to the museum I was wondering if that would be true. Years after I thought I had my catharsis (read about it here) and thought I had move on,…

The Artist in a Professional World: Three Photographers Three Perspectives

Posted on April 24th, 2014

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On April 29th, the Penumbra Foundation is presenting the lecture: The Artist in a Professional World: Three Photographers Three Perspective I’ve heard this is sold out, but there is a waiting list. Is there a photographer anywhere in the world who hasn’t struggled with this at one time or another.

Bringing the World to The Bronx and The Bronx to the World

Posted on April 4th, 2014

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I was born in The Bronx. I grew up in The Bronx, so I feel an affinity for the Bronx Documentary Center. And as they’re trying to raise money for one year of programming, I am here to implore you to join me in contributing to make this happen. They are only a couple of thousand dollars from their goal. This is the only place of its ind in New York, started by photographer Michael Kamber, and has hosted some…

New Things and Things That Come In The Mail

Posted on February 21st, 2014

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I rarely get mail. What I mean is I rarely get mail that isn’t bills. I’ve gotten off most of the junk mail lists, so day after day I check my mailbox and there’s nothing there. That is usually good, but I still feel that child-like sense of surprise when something I hadn’t expected shows up.

Why Am I Still Talking About This?

Posted on February 13th, 2014

Yesterday I went to Anastasia Gallery in New York to see the wonderful Ron Haviv show before it closed. Ron has been witness to so much history, and I have known and admired him and his work for years.

After taking in his work I looked through the large portfolios in the middle of the room, all photographers I like and respect: Ed Kashi, Marcus Bleasdale, Bruce Haley, Michael “Nick” Nichols, and others. And that’s when I realized that all the portfolios were of male photographer works. Duh!

2013 in Photography: Now for the Good

Posted on December 31st, 2013

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It’s the end of the year and rather than ANOTHER “Best Of” list, I thought I would just list all good about photography in 2013 , and maybe also just some things I liked (in no particular order). Here we go:

All my clients and true friends, you’ve taught me and sustained me through another year.

2013 in Photography: First the Bad and Then the Good:

Posted on December 30th, 2013

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As the year ends I thought I’d buck the trend and first post the things that were bad for photography in 2013. The “best” list will be out on Dec. 31.