Favorite portraits from 2008-2010.
A few of these people were well-known, even famous; most are not. Sometimes, as I sort pictures I have taken for The Chief (the newspaper that covers New York City workers), labor unions, city agencies, and Lower East Side ‘zines, a portrait will stop me. Even in media events—press conferences, rallies, speeches, award ceremonies–people sometimes reveal a part of their nature, a look sincere or wily, wide-open or cynical, serious or humorous.
|(Photos left to right)Chinese New Year Parader; Boy whose father was honored at a City Hall ceremony for New York firefighter heroes; Zen Browne, painter.
|(Left to right) Lower East Side realtor Jacob Goldman; A man on Grand Street on the Lower East Side; Luis Canela, finalist in a student art show.
|Lower East Side man; A rare Hillary Clinton for president supporter in Harlem; Winnie Holzman, writer for My So-Called Life and Wicked on picket line for Writers Guild of America strike.
|Rabbi Leib Glanz at an event honoring Rep. Charles Rangel; A sanitation worker clapping for Hillary Clinton; Congress Member Rangel representing Harlem.
|Man at a DC37 Housing rally; Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers; Actor Holly Hunter at Writers Guild of America picket line.
|Lenny Dauber, deliveryman for Lower East Side Kosher Dairy Supermarket; student Shaune Singh; Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live writer.
|Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union; Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer before his downfall; New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver representing the Lower East Side before his downfall.
|Jerry Goldman, United Federation of Teachers, walking a picket line; Taxi Driver Adil Aboussalham. who captured a robber in his cab, and here won an award from the Taxi and Limousine Commission; MTA supervisor Paula Hilliard.
|Student art show finalist; Mike Carrube who ran for president of the Transit Workers Union (he lost); Martha E. Stark, former New York City’s Finance Commissioner.
|Painter LeRoy Neiman; John Stossel, TV reporter of the right-wing persuasion; Former Mayor David Dinkins.
|Department of Corrections graduates after the ceremony (they’ll be jail guards); NYPD graduate after ceremony at Madison Square Garden, 2006. Child of a new corrections officer graduate.
|Actor Celeste Holm; City worker at a Black History Month celebration; Artist Ellen Lanyon in her SoHo loft.
|Alice Cooper Jackson, teacher; Gov. David Paterson on a visit to New York City; former Mayor Ed Koch.
|Ann Cook, co-director of Urban Academy; Child at a housing rally; Essex Street Market chocolate customer of Roni-Sue’s chocolates.
|City Council Sergeants at Arms Israel Martinez and Nicholas Economou; In the audience at a City Council hearing; actor Steve Buscemi at the 2008 Democratic Convention.
|After an explosion in midtown, police patrolling the neighborhood wore their protective masks; Lower East Side Festival onlooker; Lisa Beebe at Pickle Day on the Lower East Side.
|Khalid Latif, NYPD chaplain; Child care worker, loves her job?; Child watching Chinese New Year Parade.
|Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Actor Fred Armison; Essex Street Market Roni-Sue chocolatier Rhonda Kave.
|Author Sigrid Nuñez at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Teamster President James Hoffa Jr.; Joan Finkelstein, Department of Education Dance program.
Demonstrations, protests, marches, lots of signs. Does taking to the streets make a difference?
Interesting pictures of politicians including Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu fundraising in Brooklyn between the times he was Prime Minister, former New York City Mayors Ed Koch and Michael Bloomberg, Sen. Chuck Schumer, Sen. Edward Kennedy, former City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Hillary Clinton and more.
Newspaper about the city workers’ unions, 2003-2008–the good side of some police, firefighters, and Mayor Bloomberg.