Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Eritrean refugee family

I photographed this family, who are recently-arrived refugees from Eritrea.

I made the photographs as a gift to them, part of the outreach and support given to them by my congregation, Fabrangen. We were introduced to the family by and are working under the guidance of ECDC, the Ethiopian Community Development Council, which is a noted and effective refugee resettlement agency.

They are industrious warm people, who we welcome to our diverse community.

Out of respect for the family's privacy, I have not given their names.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Flowers on the flagstones by my side porch

Seen while walking to take out the recycling bin.

Existence presents its miracles.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Jerusalem Stories- update/portraits

Here are recently-made film scans of Jewish and Palestinian portraits I made in East and West Jerusalem for potential inclusion in the book project "Jerusalem Stories," that I have been working on with writer Carol Grosman. The book will be published by Wesleyan University Press.

Pictured are Amos Ephriam, Nomi Gutenmacher with her daughters, Gabriel Khano with his wife Delia and granddaughter Lucy, and Miriam Gonczarka.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

High Holidays 2017 / 5778

Here is the invitation I designed for my congregation (Fabrangen) for this year's Jewish High Holiday observances.

L'Shana Tova- a blessed New Year ! שנה טובה

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Workers, California.

I made these photographs of workers in Long Beach, Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Oakland, and San Francisco, California in summer 2016 for LiUNA, the Laborers International Union of North America.

I was the photographer in a crew that documented skilled laborers and other union members engaged in bridge and subway building, law enforcement and traffic work, solar energy facility construction, plus park and bridge maintenance.

Thanks to Ed Rehfeld of LiUNA for these assignments.

Workers, Toronto and Hamilton area, Ontario, Canada.

I made these photographs of Canadian workers in the Toronto and Hamilton area of Canada in summer 2016 for LiUNA, the Laborers International Union of North America.

I was part of crew that documented skilled laborers engaged in skyscraper (64 floors up) and home construction, plus subway and eldercare workers.

Thanks to Ed Rehfeld of LiUNA for the assignment.