Events and dramas
New York City’s Police Academy graduates celebrate by throwing their gloves in the air. Family and friends of the 1,359 rookies filled Madison Square Garden in the December 2006 ceremony.
I was especially proud of this shot because I was using an early digital camera with a lag time between pressing the shutter and the picture being recorded. The reporter from The Chief, Reuven Blau, alerted me that the gloves were about to fly, and I knew the camera well enough to time the shot.
This was a giant labor union rally against budget cuts in New York, March 2009. I was working for the United Federation of Teachers, and we got access to a high floor of a building on Broadway so I could take this picture of the masses of demonstrators. The crowd went on for several more blocks, but this was my favorite image because it shows best the densely packed crowd.
One staffer held my calves while I leaned way out of the window to get this picture. I didn’t know her very well, and she had my life in her hands. She was steadfast and strong. Thrilling.
More Photo Albums
is devoted to telling pictures of politicians including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu visiting Brooklyn, former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, the Sen. Edward Kennedy and more. Click here.
Demonstrations, protests, marches, lots of signs. Does taking to the streets make a difference?
New York City in pictures and stories from 2002 to the present, from an old man bathing in a midtown fountain to a subway rider showing his chest tattoo of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Click here for a page I call “Characters.”
Famous, infamous and other Interesting
Here’s a sampler of 80 people mostly taken on assignment 2008-10 in my labor union work: Hillary Clinton, Charlie Rangel, Sheldon Silver (politician/felon), Eliot Spitzer (politician/felon), James Hoffa Jr., Holly Hunter, Fred Armisen, Seth Meyers, Steve Buscemi, Ed Koch, David Dinkins, David Paterson, Celeste Holm, LeRoy Nieman, John Stossel, Donna Lieberman (NYCLU), Randi Weingarten (AFT). Click here.