a series of photographs from independent coverage of events and news stories, both published and unpublished.
Brooklyn Pride Festival, 2017.
Members of the Air Horn Orchestra sound off against HB2 ("the bathroom bill") outside of the Executive Mansion on Blount Street in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
Rep. Jeffrey Dinowitz talks with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel at an event co-hosted by Northwest Bronx Indivisible. Dinowitz described the end of the 2017-18 legislative session as ‘disappointing’ as the chambers did not come to a deal on mayoral control of schools. Shot on assignment for The Riverdale Press.
A butcher kills a chicken in a market in a rural Moroccan village called El Menzel. First, a young boy and his grandfather picked the chicken. Next, the butcher picked up the chicken, and, with bare hands, snapped its neck. He the removed the feathers, dipped it in piping hot water, and put it in a bag for the boy and his grandfather.
Brooklyn Pride Festival, 2015.
Kensington, Brooklyn, 2017.
Paul Massey’s first, and likely only, impression of Riverdale was the rather spacious American Legion hall on Corlear Avenue. The mayoral candidate, a real estate developer, visited Riverdale and then abruptly dropped out of the race, expressing concern that he simply cannot raise the kind of money needed to topple an incumbent like de Blasio. Shot on assignment for The Riverdale Press.
Teachers in Rabat, Morocco, protest restrictions on teachers and the education system in Morocco.
La Barceloneta, Barecelona, 2017.
Union Square Park, 2016.
Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak, the Yemeni Ambassador to the United States, speaks to a fired-up crowd of Yemeni men, one using Facebook Live, at the grand opening of the Yemeni American Merchants Association store front in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Outside of Trump Tower in Midtown, Manhattan, 2017.
Writer Joanna C. Valente’s work beholds the body, crafting lines like music to produce surreal, cerebral work. The founding editor-in-chief of Yes, Poetry, the managing editor of Luna Luna Mag, and a Brooklyn Poets instructor, Joanna is as much an author as a teacher. Shot on assignment for Brooklyn Magazine.
12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party, Governors Island, 2018.
South Beach Miami, 2018.
La Sonora Ponceña, a popular band from Puerto Rico, packed the 2,300 seat Lehman Center for the Performing Arts where audience members danced in the aisles. Shot on assignment for The Riverdale Press.
IfNotNow, an American Jewish progressive activist group, floods the streets of Midtown to protest the election of Donald Trump.
The crowd at the Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture Coffee House cheers on Carolann Solebello as she plays a song about Chinatown. Shot on assignment for The Riverdale Press.