Stella Kramer

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Descent Into Darkness

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

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,…

IN NO GREAT HURRY:13 Lessons in Life With Saul Leiter

Posted on November 29th, 2013

For many people, New York City past is a study in black and white. It is the world of Erwitt and Klein or Winogrand, of Weegee and Arbus, of film noir. As history, black and white seems to encompass the city: gritty, dirty, and real. Black and white is so ingrained in peoples’ minds, that this is the true New York. This is the exciting place they have dreamed of visiting or living in. But for Saul Leiter, New York…


Posted on September 16th, 2013


Making it’s triumphant return to Brooklyn Bridge Park is Photoville, and I couldn’t be more excited! I believe this year will be even better than last, so I thought I’d write about the things I am most looking forward to. The exhibits this year feature work from all over the world, and the breadth of subjects is fantastic. I can’t wait to see Donald Weber‘s Interrogations, Jim Motram‘s Small Town Inertia, Captive from Gaston Lacombe, Disco Night Sept 11 featuring…

#Sandy Still Needs You

Posted on August 14th, 2013

Ben Lowy Rollercoaster

Do you remember Hurricane Sandy? If you were a downtown or edge-of-the-water New Yorker, how could you forget? We got smacked. For some New Yorkers the damage is still present, even 10 months after the disaster. Benjamin Lowy – Sunken Roller Coaster, NJ #SANDY is a book of iPhone photos of Hurricane Sandy by acclaimed photographers to be published by Daylight Books later this fall and will be distributed in 2014. 100% of the royalties will be donated to Occupy…