80 Faces

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 eventspress 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.

Chinese New Year face(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.
Realtor Jacob GoldmanGrand Street manLuis Canela(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.
Winnie HolzmanLower 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. 
Sanitation worker for Hillary ClintonRep. Charles Rangel of HarlemRabbi Leib Glanz at an event honoring Rep. Charles Rangel; A sanitation worker clapping for Hillary Clinton; Congress Member Rangel representing Harlem. 
DC37 Housing Rally participantRandi Weingarten, President of United Federation of Teachers (2008)Actor Holly Hunter at a Writers Guild of America picket lineMan 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, grocery deliveryman on the Lower East Side of New YorkShaune Singh, Sister of Daniel Singh at Daily News -- Class Acts Awards ceremony June 20, 2007. Daniel has bone cancer, and was recognized with his teacher/mentor. His family came to the ceremony, but she and I looked at each other during the ceremony, and when I pointed the camera at her, she had this smile.Seth MeyersLenny Dauber, deliveryman for Lower East Side Kosher Dairy Supermarket; student Shaune Singh; Seth Meyers, Saturday Night Live writer.
Donna Lieberman, NY Civil Liberties UnionEliot Spitzer, former Governor of New YorkSheldon Silver, former speaker of the NYS AssemblyDonna 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 and a rat posterTaxi Driver Adil Aboussalham, who won an award for thwarting a robber in his cab. MTA supervisor Paula HilliardJerry 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.
studentMike Carrube who ran for president of the Transit Workers Union (he lost); Martha E. Stark, former New York City's Finance Commissioner.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 NiemanJohn Stossel TV reporterDavid Dinkins Former Mayor of NYCPainter LeRoy Neiman; John Stossel, TV reporter of the right-wing persuasion; Former Mayor David Dinkins. 
Dept. of Corrections graduatesNew NYPD graudate after the ceremony at Madison Square Garden, December 2006. She was the first in her family (who were all there) to become a police officer. Her husband brought the flowers to the ceremony for her. Photo by Pat ArnowDaughter of new corrections officer after graduationDepartment 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 HolmCity worker at a celebration by DCAS (Dept. of City Administrative Services) for Black History month Ellen Lanyon, artist, in her studioActor Celeste Holm; City worker at a Black History Month celebration; Artist Ellen Lanyon in her SoHo loft.
Alice Cooper Jackson, TeacherFormer Governor David Paterson (who is blind)Former NYC Mayor Ed KochAlice Cooper Jackson, teacher; Gov. David Paterson on a visit to New York City; former Mayor Ed Koch. 
Ann Cook Co-Director, Urban Academychild at a housing rallyRoni-Sue's Chocolate happy customerAnn 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 EconomouPuerto Rican Flag hair decorationActor Steve Buscemi at the 2008 Democratic ConventionCity 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. 
NYPD after an explosion in midtown. Lower East Side Festival onlooker with a blue faceLisa Beebe at Pickle Day on the Lower East SideAfter 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 chaplainDay care center worker feeding a babyChinese New Year Parade watcher 2007Khalid Latif, NYPD chaplain; Child care worker, loves her job?; Child watching Chinese New Year Parade. 
Hillary ClintonActor Fred ArmisenRoni-Sue chocolatier Rhonda KaveSecretary of State Hillary Clinton; Actor Fred Armison; Essex Street Market Roni-Sue chocolatier Rhonda Kave.
Sigrid Nunez AuthorTeamster President James Hoffa JrJoan Finkelstein, director of Dance Programs, NYC Department of EducationAuthor Sigrid Nuñez at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum; Teamster President James Hoffa Jr.; Joan Finkelstein, Department of Education Dance program. 

More Photos


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. 

Photos from The Chief

Newspaper about the city workers’ unions, 2003-2008–the good side of some police, firefighters, and Mayor Bloomberg.

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