street photography performance

“It takes a second to look, a long time to see.”     ~Teju Cole  Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading a workshop on street photography at the East Side Institute:  “The Art of Photography: Improve Your Lens.” We … Continue reading

march on the battenkill

Came across this quote from Walden by Henry David Thoreau:

“I love the broad margin to my life.”

helpful reminder

consider the richness that comes with broad margins

margins not rigid but porous and expanding…

consider the margins of the battenkill river

early march…

caught in winter with the river and the sky promising spring to come.

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shadow paintings on the rock

 

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Marching in Glens Falls

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On Saturday,  I joined the Women’s March in Glens Falls, a small city in upstate NY with a population of about 15,000 situated in Warren County.

I marched with dear friends, author Jon Katz, artist Maria Wulf and their friend, Jackie Thorne , a nurse and poet.  

I loved this march, organized by Planned Parenthood.  We met at their offices, on Warren Street with the smoke stakes of one of the last big paper mills behind us.  You got the sense of how embedded in the community Planned Parenthood is here and everywhere.  To kick us off, one of the directors of Planned Parenthood said that this was a march about love.

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Organizers expected 150 people at most, but there were closer to 1,000 folks of all ages who marched. People marched for all kinds of reasons, mostly to make a positive statement in support of women.

I marched as a woman standing with women.  I marched in support of Planned Parenthood. I marched as an independent, giving no allegiance to the two parties and with hope that the American people can find ways to fix our broken system.  It was a joyous, mostly positive march with lots of conversations and connections. I was happy to be there.

Here are some of my favorite photos and signs from the march—

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