The Museum of the City of New York has curated a great exhibition for the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, Rising Waters which opens today. I was happy to have some images from my Occupy Sandy project included when over 1000 photographers submitted work. The exhibition opens today and runs through March 2, 2014. Make time to check out the images from Stephen Wilkes, Andrew Burton, Ed Kashi, and Ben Lowy among others and visit a wonderful museum space in the city.
I’m happy to announce that my work, along with those of a great group of photographers, will be unveiled at an outdoor exhibition The Fence at Photoville June 18th in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The Fence was a new happening in New York last summer and a great addition to city’s cultural scene. It was an awesomely fun way to view photography so I’m looking forward to being part of the exhibition this year.
A couple of photos from the protest and march on International Workers’ Day.
If you’re in NY this week please check out our next Open Show screening for photography, video, and multimedia. I’ve been enjoying producing these events since last year to encourage discussion and critique and create community. You can rsvp for the show on Facebook.
I’ve always felt that many staff or corporate headshots looked too much like the dreaded passport shot. They had flat, uninteresting lighting and generally didn’t make people look their best. They had a production line quality. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Ascend Charter Schools in Brooklyn the past two years on the photography for their website and publications. Since the first set of portraits I’ve done two more sessions to update their website. They wanted their staff to look friendly and professional and were onboard with the extra attention to detail and lighting to create these images.
This photo was taken outside YANA (You Are Not Alone), a community centre, Occupy Sandy was using as a hub for their relief efforts in the area. Most of the Rockaways was still without power nearly two weeks after the storm. YANA was this small oasis of activity and light in the darkness thanks to the Greenpeace truck in the background providing solar generator power. View the rest of this entry »