Monday, March 26, 2012

Decoding the Rollercoaster | From the vaults

Poster from an exhibition I had in New York in 1987, at ABCNoRio, a funky East Village art space back in the day.

The work shown consisted of hand-written letters on black-and-white prints that had been sent to a friend "in confusion and clarity."

True true true.

To quote a regretful Rimbaud in his poem A Season in Hell, "finally, I came to believe in the confusion of the mind as sacred."

Thank goodness for the possibilities of redemption and hard-learned wisdom.

Ethiopian Jews | Ashdod & Jerusalem

In 2003, I photographed these new Ethiopian citizens of Israel in the Beit Canada ulpan (immigration center) in the coastal city of Ashdod, and at a dignified demonstration in Jerusalem for immigration rights for their relatives (Falash Mura) still in Ethiopia.

The older couple had made aliyah to Israel from their village in the Gondar region of Africa just a few days before this photo was made.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Spring | petals to the metal

Fallen cherry blossom petals on a manhole cover, in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria VA.

Petals to the metal...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Business of America

Lobbyists or Capitol Hill staffers hurrying by in the basement of the Russell Senate Office Building in DC.

Democracy at work, one way or another...

"Exhibit in Progress"

I encountered this empty showcase in the basement of the Dirksen Senate Office Building in DC.

True enough, I suppose.

Blue flash


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Experience drums

This image is of award-winning percussionist Evan Pollack, who will soon launch a website promoting education, spirituality, creativity, and a network of resources for drummers.

Stay tuned in...

Friday, March 16, 2012

CCNV Mural- progress

Further work was done on the mural we are painting at the CCNV shelter in Washington DC.

With the direction of Erica Steen of the DCJCC volunteer program, and support from Randy Bacon and Danny Obeler from Behrend Builders, a team of international students from Global Upgrad, part of the World Learning program sponsored by the US State Department, did a terrific job of adding their touches to the work begun last month. Great energy from this talented crew resulted in significant progress, and the mural is nearing completion.

A couple of these folks could really paint... and all were very helpful and enthusiastic.

Thanks to Sergio Venegas Gamboa, Sa' Samuel, Amon Jadeedah Pascasem, Muhamad Rosyid Jazuil, Kwang Bae Choi, Sonia Maria Zavaleta, Tsoggerel Enkhbayar, Paula Beltran Veloso, Christele Raymond, Ana Lorena Barrios Calderon, and Helen Gu, who were coordinated and directed by Pamela Lowenstein of World Learning.

Thanks again to EVERYONE who has helped out.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

מזל טוב | Three portraits, and some color...

From a family bar mitzvah party this weekend ( מזל טוב Ethan!)

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

American Investigations | abandoned pink Chinese Restaurant in DC

Benning Road Northeast, Washington DC.

Meta-documentation / Alabama Public TV at the Folger Shakepeare Library

I recently was assigned to document the making of a "Discover Shakespeare: Live Electronic Field Trip" segment produced by Alabama Public Television for the Folger Shakespeare Library's magazine.

Art about art about art... mirrors within mirrors, among other things.

These images are my selection of the process.

The Bard's legacy transforms, and continues.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Contemporary broadcast journalism

Live from outside the Rayburn House Office Building, Washington DC.