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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Shakespeare's 451st Birthday - Folger Shakespeare Library

I had the honor and pleasure of covering the Folger Shakespeare Library's annual birthday celebration for the Bard.

Thanks to Garland Scott of the Folger for the assignment, to Nick Newlin of Nicolo Whimsey, and my fellow photographer, Chester Simpson.

Reverend Reginald Green, Freedom Rider | Operation Understanding DC

The Reverend Reginald Green, a DC native, was one of the original Freedom Riders during the civil rights movement in the early 1960's. He was on the buses that headed South to work for equal rights, justice, and integration in Mississippi. He was arrested in Mississippi and was imprisoned in the infamous Parchman Farm.

From the book "Breach of Peace:Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Riders," by Eric Etheridge. Reverend Green's mugshot by the Jackson Mississippi police is on the top row, second from the left.

He spoke to the members of Operation Understanding's Class 21 about his experiences then, and the still needed work he - and they- are doing now.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Cherry blossom walk

With my dear Ruth. In and with love.

Sakura, in Washington DC.