Join me on Saturday, May 8th at 3pm for an Instagram Live walk (my first ever!) as part of the annual Jane’s Walk NYC festival.
Titled “Instagram Live Walk: The Harlem River Speedway Then and Now,” I will be giving a live virtual tour of the Harlem River Greenway in Manhattan which was once part of the old, famed Harlem River Speedway where the city’s wealthy escaped to enjoy horse racing, the adjacent parks, and other activities along the Harlem River.
Last week I was doing a bit of late summer cleaning and found the original copies of my 2009 New York Times essay “The Bridges of Bronx County.” The newspaper copies had aged quite a bit. Worried about their preservation, I decided to have them restored and scanned digitally. I went to Duggal Visual Solutions, which I had been to many times in the past for previous scans. Duggal did a great job. Beyond my wildest expectations!
Thanks to funds received by a Community Arts grant from the Bronx Council on the Arts and the support of the Morris Park Branch of the New York Public Library, my newest photo exhibition – about my Harlem River Bridges Project – will open to the public on Saturday, July 13th. The exhibition titled – Connecting People, Strengthening Communities: The Harlem River Bridges – will showcase ten of my photographs.
I will be giving a lecture about my project and its connection to the history of the Bronx and Upper Manhattan at the Morris Park Branch that Saturday. The program will take place from 2:30-4:00pm. Admission is free.
I am delighted to share the news that I am the recipient of a 2019 Bronx Council on the Arts (BCA) Community Arts grant, which will help fund my upcoming exhibition – Connecting People, Strengthening Communities: The Harlem River Bridges – at the New York Public Library’s Morris Park branch this summer. This is my second photography grant to date.
I just watched an incredibly insightful and rewarding AdoramaTV roundtable discussion by some of landscape photography’s most notable photographers about the state of the field in 2018. From the business of photography to the role and impact of social media to finding new and interesting locales, there’s something in this video for everyone who goes out into nature or explores cities to capture beautiful images.
Although I’ve known about Fstoppers for many years, it wasn’t until very recently that I began to visit the website for advice and ideas on a consistent basis. Here are a couple of articles (three of which were published very recently) that sparked my interest that I thought I’d share.
The 2018 Photoville is in its last days at Brooklyn Bridge Park. In addition to there being more than 90 photography exhibitions on display, photographers can also sign up for portfolio reviews. I didn’t find out about the portfolio reviews until late last night by which time all the slots had been filled. Nevertheless, the Photoville website referenced this short but helpful video full of tips for those who are interested signing up for portfolio reviews wherever they may be.
A very interesting New York Times article titled “The Bronx Is Great, Thonx” that explores the recent development boom in the Bronx and the concerns among many in the borough about gentrification was published yesterday. Definitely a worthy read!
Since July, examples of my Harlem River Bridges work have been only display in an exhibit titled The Harlem River Bridges at the Hutchinson Metro Center, Tower 1 in the Bronx. Sponsored by Montefiore Medical Center and Simone Development, the exhibit is scheduled to be on display until the end of 2018.