Monday, November 12, 2018

DC to Long Island | NY trip

Ruth and I traveled to Long Island this weekend for a wedding of her family's friend's daughter.

Some observations on the way, north in the order seen.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Vigil in Washington DC for the victims of the tragic synagogue massacre in Pittsburgh

These photographs are from last night's quickly-assembled vigil by our community to honor and mourn the victims of this Shabbat's horrible tragedy in Pittsburgh, where eleven innocent Jews were gunned down by an American  neo-nazi during services.

It was held in Lafayette Park in Washington DC, directly in front of the White House. It was organized by Bend The Arc, and there were speakers fro many Jewish organizations, including HIAS (the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, who the accused shooter specifically was vocal about in his hateful rants), Jewish Women's International, the Religious Action Center for Reform Judaism, members of the Pittsburgh Jewish community, representatives of the local Muslim community, several rabbis, and officers of Bend the Arc. There were numerous congregations represented, and numerous rabbis.

I estimate the crowd attending was between 600 and 800 people. 

It was a very moving experience. Kaddish was said, and the evening concluded with the singing of numerous hymns in Hebrew, including Gesher Tzar Meod (The World is a Narrow Bridge), the 23rd Psalm (Mizmor L'David), and Am Yisroel Chai.

שלום. Peace.

Miriam Feffer of HIAS

Speaker from Jewish Women's International, and Rabbi Sonny Shnitzer.

Representative of the Muslim faith community

Josh Friedman, speaker from the Pittsburgh Jewish community

Arielle Gingold of Bend the Arc

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Golden Man

A golden glowing man serendipitously appeared in front of my camera when I was in between tasks. The shutter opened, briefly let in a measure of light, then closed.

I found the resulting transaction perhaps worth a bit of further examination and sharing.

Monday, October 01, 2018

Published work- from the vaults

One book cover and two spreads for Mothering magazine.

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