This weekend we visited Hildene, the summer home of Robert Lincoln, President Lincoln’s son. Hildene — hill and valley with a stream — is situated overlooking the Battenkill Valley and River with views of the Taconic and Green Mountains. The … Continue reading →
We recently moved to the Spuyten Duyvil neighborhood in Riverdale in the Bronx. Today Sammy and I did some exploring along the Spuyten Duyvil Shorefront park pathways…. there is a pathway near the Metro North Spuyten Duyvil station that leads … Continue reading →
“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 →
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.
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—
Saturday evenings at the Met with Harry Our favorite time to rendevous delicious pleasure roaming endless halls of art to explore exhibits as night falls on the city… a tryst among the paintings and armor we never fail to make … Continue reading →
On Saturday, I taught my annual photography workshop–a playground for making pictures on the streets, sponsored by the East Side Institute. A group of 15 photographers spent the day together exploring the work of some wonderful photographers, and developing our approach to making photographs. We took to the streets of Chelsea with our iPhones, Androids and DSLR cameras trying some new things in our picture making process.
Here is a selection of photos created during the workshop. It was an energizing day and exciting to see people play with how they make photos, with slowing down and allowing themselves to see in new ways. Many thanks to a wonderful group of photographers, you inspire me.
“I didn’t want to tell the tree or weed what it was.
I wanted it to tell me something and through me express it’s meaning.”