Archive for the ‘From the Archive’ Category
For a feature story on the death of Maria Fernandes, a New Jersey Dunkin’ Donuts part time employee whose fatal accident between shifts came to symbolize workers’ vulnerabilities in the new US contract labor economy, I produced the location interview with Armando Gonzales, Maria’s former friend and co-worker, for an accompanying short video:
From the depths of the archive, a couple of quick phone snaps of some large C-prints I just unearthed when unpacking boxes. Chicago’s annual Women’s Day Dance was an exuberant event where the female queer community got to step out in style and have a ball – in a downtown swanky hotel.
And now that the debates are over and we are all holding our collective breath: A look back at 2004, and a series of images that still sums up best how watching these hollowed-out spectacles makes me feel. View the rest of this entry »
It’s graduation season in New York. A wonderful shoot this week at an inspiring, new high school for “English Language Scholars” – i.e. recent immigrants who are not fluent in English when they enroll in the school – reminded me of these images from a different graduation a couple of years ago.
Thinking of the wonderful Bob Franke, who passed away over the holidays at the age of 78. I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to interview this truly memorable and inspiring man about his fight against HIV discrimination in long term care.
I photographed the collapse of the Twin Towers from Jersey City’s harbor, just across the Hudson River from the World Trade Center. After the first tower had fallen, I briefly went home and saw what I had just witnessed reproduced on TV. I sensed that my experience of watching the South Tower fall was being supplanted by the repetitive, numbing loop of imagery on CNN, accompanied by the pundits’ analyses of what it all had to mean. View the rest of this entry »
Images from an ongoing series exploring Berlin’s evolving landscape, documenting how Germany commemorates the vanished East and the country’s separation during the cold war. In a city ever-changing, where layers of empires past are piled on top of one another or simply disappear, efforts to hold on to history vacillate between earnestness and denial, romanticizing and academic analyzing, conservation and neglect – and in between the plaques and public art displays, commercial opportunism finds its niches where ever possible. View the rest of this entry »