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Where Furrows Run Deep

Posted on August 12th, 2021

In 2017, according to the USDA, only about 49,000 farmers out of 3.4 million across the country were Black. A century ago there were nearly one million Black farmers. Agriculture was a part of the essence of Black middle class life, and with a loss of 90% of their land came a loss of generational wealth.

Jeffrey Sauger photographed these farms in 2001 in Ohio, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

It’s 2017. “This Is What Democracy Looks Like!”

Posted on January 22nd, 2017

We arrived and marched to the site, seeing welcome stations, people standing on their lawns with signs, high-fives and cheering. We slogged past the garbage and barricades from the day before. There were so, so many people everywhere. We never made it to the forward area with the stage, speakers and performers. Completely divorced from the structured pageantry we were a multitude of people literally going in every direction at once, no one knowing what was going on. We couldn’t…

The Best of 2014

Posted on December 24th, 2014

I really hate this time of year. It’s impossible not to look back with disappointment and exhaustion at the year that’s almost over. And the crushing saturation of the “HOLIDAY SEASON!” is enough to make any sane person crazy. I’ve never been one of those people who looks to the future shining so clearly right in front of me. What I see is fog. It’s as if I’m looking to where the cliff drops off. I can’t see anything ahead.…

These Projects Ask For Your Support & Attention

Posted on June 6th, 2014

Lorraine Hansberry

I wanted to talk about 4 fundraising projects that I think are worth your attention and hopefully your support. They are very different from each other, but they are strong projects by people who are professionals with the background of work to match. Some are close to their goal, some are far but if you can spread the word and help  they have a chance of success. Lorraine Hansberry is best known for writing A Raisin In The Sun, but…

Descent Into Darkness

Posted on May 22nd, 2014

The 9/11 Museum is not for me. It’s not for anyone who was in New York on that day or the days after. It’s for tourists looking for a visceral connection to an event they saw from a distance. For me there will never be a distance. And before I came to the museum I was wondering if that would be true. Years after I thought I had my catharsis (read about it here) and thought I had move on,…

The Artist in a Professional World: Three Photographers Three Perspectives

Posted on April 24th, 2014

On April 29th, the Penumbra Foundation is presenting the lecture: The Artist in a Professional World: Three Photographers Three Perspective I’ve heard this is sold out, but there is a waiting list. Is there a photographer anywhere in the world who hasn’t struggled with this at one time or another.

Bringing the World to The Bronx and The Bronx to the World

Posted on April 4th, 2014

I was born in The Bronx. I grew up in The Bronx, so I feel an affinity for the Bronx Documentary Center. And as they’re trying to raise money for one year of programming, I am here to implore you to join me in contributing to make this happen. They are only a couple of thousand dollars from their goal. This is the only place of its ind in New York, started by photographer Michael Kamber, and has hosted some…

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