Thursday, September 20, 2018

Two portraits - Howard University Business School

I made these portraits of two thoughtful students at the Howard University School of Business while on assignment for Enterprise Community Partners (thanks to Nicole Gudzowsky of Enterprise for the assignment).


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn/ DC

Michael Winograd and the Honorable Mentshn gave a performance at Bossa Bistro, in the Adams-Morgan neighborhood of Washington DC. Some members of the DC Klezmer Workshop Group sat in with clarinetist Michael Winograd, bassist Mark Rubin, accordionist Christina Crowder, and drummer Dave Licht
Thanks especially to Howard Ungar and Jeff Toretsky of the DC Klezmer Workshop Group as well as the members of this stellar band. 


For what it's worth, this was the darkest club I have ever photographed in. 

The music was so sweet though - Shayne shayne muzik










DC Klezmer Workshop with Mark Rubin and Cristina Crowder.

The DC Klezmer Workshop, started just a year or so ago, held a lively workshop led by master accordionist Cristina Crowder and bassist/musical raconteur extraordinaire Mark Rubin.

Thanks to Joan Dubinsky & Craig Packard for hosting everyone.

















Monday, September 03, 2018

Light and Shadow- US Capitol (the Summerhouse)

Labor Day morning, the summerhouse on the US Capitol grounds; an outtake while waiting at my assignment.


Circles With Circles exhibition installation, Adas Israel, Sag Harbor NY

Circles Within Circles: Jewish Time Frames, the body of work I have done in collaboration with poet Sherri Waas Shunfenthal, has been installed at Temple Adas Israel in Sag Harbor, New York, on Long Island.

The exhibition opening, and a workshop with readings by Sherri, will be on Sunday September 23, 2018.

Thanks to Ann Chwatsky who kindly hung our show and made these photographs of the space.








Wednesday, August 29, 2018

American Investigations. Seen in DC on a hot August day

Some pictures made while driving around Washington DC today.

Most were made in the 3500 block of 14th Street NW; one is from the 600 block of Rhode Island Avenue NE.

Shalom.





Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Arlington Community Gardens

I recently photographed a number of Arlington County's community gardens for the natural resources section of the Department of Parks and Recreation. There are many such parks in the community, and hundreds of people sow and tend vegetables, fruits, and flowers there.

Different ethnic groups grow very different crops, and arrange their gardens quite differently. I was shown bitter melon, okra, amaranth, asian eggplants, taro, figs, chard, and numerous other plants not often grown in the US until recently.  There was lots of corn, tomatoes, pumpkins, sunflowers, pepper, peas, raspberries, cabbages, melons, brussels sprouts, cucumbers, and the like being cultivated, also.

Thanks to Kim Haun, the community garden and farmers market specialist, for this interesting assignment.