JR at Ellis Island Hospital

Last year Ginny and I were introduced to JR, a French photographer, along with his sidekick Agnes Varda, a French film maker and documentarian.  We found them in the film “Faces Places” where they traveled through the French countryside, spreading their unique art and fun. They drove JR’s truck, a rolling photography lab, from town to town. In each place they photographed members of the…

Broadway & Columbus

After years of searching, and many wasted frames, the photo gods granted me a respectable “mirrored eyes” image. Late afternoon in June.

Time & James Nachtwey

  Time Magazine devoted their March 5 issue to one issue and a single photographer, a first in Time’s 95 year history. The issue, our Opioid Crisis, The Photographer, James Nachtwey. He traveled across America, accompanied by a Time photo editor, to chronicle the pervasiveness of the drugs and their consequences. The 32 photographs make for difficult viewing, but carry a powerful look at…

Al and Friends Feed the Hungry

Al is late. The normally light Sunday morning traffic is filled with onlookers and runners for the Big Sur Half Marathon. Blocked by the traffic police, Al sits three blocks from Del Monte Beach and those waiting for a hot meal. The starter’s gun fills Del Monte Avenue with hundreds of runners and their police escorts, plus the media riding on motorcycles and bicycles….

The Night Shift with Al

The Night Shift with Alvin Siekert It’s 10:30pm on a Saturday night when I arrive at the small restaurant in Pacific Grove, California. The town closed for the night an hour ago. Lonely cars break the darkness as they pass by the shops and restaurants, heading to nearby towns which remain open deeper in the night. Alvin Siekert greets me at the door of…

F-Stop Magazine

This morning I received news…

Oceano -16


I am flattered and pleased that the New York Center for Photographic Art accepted my Oceano-16 for their Patterns and Shadows 2017 exhibition. The juror, Stephen Perloff, awarded my image an Honorable Mention. You can see the entire on line exhibit here: NYC4PA Patterns and Shadows 2017

Magnum Photography Awards

Magnum, the well known photography agency, recently announced the winners of their annual photography contest. While the list contains many genres and photographers from around the world, I was struck by the photojournalism winner, Jason Florio. He traveled with NGOs helping immigrants largely in floundering boats trying to make their way to Greece and peace. Florio’s pictures have a power that I cannot shake…

Darkroom Gallery’s “Pathways and Passages” Exhibition

For the second time this year Darkroom Gallery accepted one of my works for exhibition in Essex Junction, Vermont. I feel flattered and honored that Stephen Perloff, editor of The Photo Review and The Photo Collector, accepted my “NYC-1”. The exhibition runs from August 17 through September 10, 2017.

CPA Members’ Juried Exhibition

I am pleased and flattered that The Center for Photographic Art’s jurors  included my “Lunch” in the online edition of their Members 2017 Juried Exhibition.  The exhibition opens tonight, July 22, 2017, with a reception for the artists. The reception is open to the public from 5 to 7pm at the Sunset Center in Carmel. The exhibition will hang in CPA’s gallery until September…

“Harvey Milk”

Sunday, June 25, 2017. Once again, San Francisco  Pride provided wonderful photographs, and, as usual, most were found away from the parade, into the throngs.  

Walking in the Rain

  Wind, rain, and fading light drive walkers into shops, bars, restaurants or homes. Wind mangles umbrellas and lifts ponchos, rain turns hair into shining wet streaks, and puddle splashes fill shoes. Passing cars throw water onto tailored suits. Those who can, run for shelter, the rest resign themselves to the elements.