Wednesday, September 25, 2013

From the vaults- portrait of Elie Wiesel

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, DC, June 1996.

Photograph made on assignment for the museum.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Very young pirate | lots going on.

I encountered this young lady making growly pirate noises at the 100th birthday party for a mutual friend.

It was an interesting exchange.

Operation Understanding Class XIX | training

I documented a recent weekend workshop of Operation Understanding's Class 19.

The young people and the staff of this meaningful and effective program continue to inspire me.

I have covered the program since its inception in 1994.
I have learned far more than I have offered up in images.

Please check out their website at and consider supporting their good work promoting knowledge, community, diversity, inter-ethnic cooperation, and an end to racism.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Avrum Lieb Burstein- klezmer musician in Jerusalem

This image from an Israeli magazine is from a session I did in Jerusalem with the great hasidic klezmer musician, Avrum Lieb Burstein, as part of the collaborative work I am doing with Carol Grosman for the book "Jerusalem Stories."

I have included a few other images of him and his ensemble.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Assignment- Washington College Psychology Department

Images made of the Psychology Department of Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. The photographs were made on assignment for the magazine of the American Psychological Association, APA Monitor.

Thank you to the Monitor's editor, Sara Martin, for the assignment, and the staff of Washington College, especially Dr. George Spilich, the John Toll Professor of Psychology, for their gracious and energetic help on the project.

Sunday, September 01, 2013

KlezKush & Son

Photographs of acclaimed klezmer accordianist Sy Kushner, and his son Aaron. The portraits were made in the Chabad Lubavitch shul of Dobbs Ferry, NY.

The duo is working on an upcoming CD "KlezKush and Son," to be issued by Nulite Music.