Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Thanks PhotoNOLA for including my photo essay, "Ricchina's Wedding", which documents the surprise 25th birthday of a very special woman, in the finale slideshow at L'Entrepot Gallery, New Orleans, Sunday December 15th. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Proud to have placed in the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop Competition

As photographers, the world is our backyard. Our BACKYARD contest  
was a chance for 391 photographers from Afghanistan, Australia, Canada, 
Germany, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa,  
Spain, Sweden, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States  
to submit 1,493 impressions of their corner of the world.

Jurors Jennifer Schlesinger Hanson, Jonathan Blaustein, Arthur Meyerson, 
and Reid Callanan reviewed this creative collection of photographs 
and chose 50 award-winning images.
Grand Prize: Steven Edson, Belmont, Massachusetts, Inner Tube
Second Prize: Christina Preiss, Valley Center, California, Group Effort
Third Prize: Lindsay Morris, Sag Harbor, New York, Soaring  
Director Award: David Burnham, Fairport, New York, Backyard Selfie

Monday, September 30, 2013

PDN October 2013

Please check out David Walker's article on my project You Are You in this month's Photo District News magazine.

PDN October 2013 (pages 12-16)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Check out Edible Manhattan's September issue for my article on family travels in Romania this summer.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Ricchina's Wedding Published in Les inRocks

Today's interview in Les inRocks/France. 

I met Ricchina and her mother Janice on a train, broken down and delayed on the tracks for four hours in Washington, D.C.  Ricchina has down syndrome. A long conversation lead to talk of Ricchina's dream of one day marrying. This photo essay documents her wedding themed surprise 25th birthday party. On this day in a small Italian neighborhood in South Philly, Ricchina is celebrated as a bride by family, friends and neighbors. There is no groom. 

See the full essay at

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Slideluck Woodstock

Honored to be showing my work along with all the incredible talent at The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Slideluck Woodstock II event.. Drop in if you're in that neck of the woods.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Farewell to Romania

Its been fun and thanks for following. Romania was everything we could have possibly hoped for and so much more. We dined in cafes, toured castles, winded our way down the hairpin turns of the Transfaragasan Pass and ate and drank our weight in farmer's cheese, pork, polenta and beer. Now it's time to waddle on home.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Viscri to Sighisoara

Dancing, 8 o'clock shadows, forest picnics, tumblin' dice, knitting, impossible architectural's all happening in Romania.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Beautiful Transylvania

Making our way through this lovely and affordable country. Brasov and Rasnov to take in the towns and castles then a night in the isolated medieval Saxon village, Viscri situated in a valley of lush, rolling hills miles from the outside world. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sinaia, Romania

Tour of the Jewish Museum in Bucharest then a drive north.
Two days in the small town of Sinaia. Gondola to Cota for a child sized hike and lunch under an awning in a lightening storm. Ended the day exploring the digs of the Romanian monarchy at Peles Castle. Next stop, Brasov.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


Rented our house for the summer, loaded up the family and headed out. First stop, two weeks in Romania. 

Day 1 Bucharest


View from Hotel Ciusmigiu, Bucharest 

 One of the many staircases of the Palace of the Parliament. World's 2nd largest building in surface area, 700 architects designed it, 20,000 workers labored on it 24 hours a day for five years.

Ceausescu's "Human Rights Hall" 

 View from the balcony that Ceausescu didn't live long enough to speak from

 Dambovita River swimmers (gave it a miss), Bucharest

Street performers, Bucharest