Thursday, June 11, 2015

Judy Collins

I photographed singer and author Judy Collins last night.

She performed acapella and shared her life struggles and recovery to a gathering for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

She's really quite a person; a gifted, deeply open and honest artist.

Her voice, in every sense, remains clear and strong.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seniors Got Talent / TERRIFIC Inc.

I recently photographed auditions for a DC city-wide program, Seniors Got Talent, under the auspices of TERRIFIC Inc., an agency I have long been associated with. They do great work in our community.

These images are of some of the very talented elders who came out to sing, strut, play, and say their stuff, and of Ms. Joan McCarley, the executive director of TERRIFIC.

Ms. Joan McCarley, executive director of TERRIFIC Inc.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Longwood Gardens, with a friend

Ruth and I visited Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, guided by our dear friend Carol Post.

Sometimes, beauty is its own reason.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Volunteer action / Behrend Builders DC

I volunteered alongside members of my havurah, Fabrangen, yesterday, working with members of Tifereth Israel congregation, under the guidance of Randy Bacon and Mil Dranoff  of the Behrend Builders program.

We worked to rehabilitate and repair a home of a struggling family in southeast Washington DC. Great folks, who pitched in and guided us as we worked. It was a pleasure to meet and be able to help them move themselves forward.

Thanks to Susan Hoffman, Richard Frankel, Larry Baizer, Behrend board member Ken, and my dear Ruth Stromberg for the honor and pleasure of working alongside y'all. And big thanks to Mil and Randy for their expertise and energies.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Vice President Joe Biden

I recently was assigned to cover United States Vice President Joe Biden giving a major policy speech on Iran to the Washington Institute for Middle East Policy.

Thanks to Jeff Rubin of the Institute for this assignment.

Two scenes from a political event

A couple of sights that lingered before my eyes...

Monday, April 27, 2015

Painted Bird: Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment with the University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble

Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment of the avant-klezmer group Painted Bird led a week-long workshop at the University of Virginia. The workshop is sponsored by master clarinetist Joel Rubin, a professor in the music department.

These pictures were made at a rehearsal session in Old Cabell Hall.

A sheinem dank to Joel, Jake, Daniel, and the participants in the UVa Klezmer Ensemble.

Ot azoy.