Stella Kramer

Tell Your Story

Category, Stellazine

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…

New Things and Things That Come In The Mail

Posted on February 21st, 2014

I rarely get mail. What I mean is I rarely get mail that isn’t bills. I’ve gotten off most of the junk mail lists, so day after day I check my mailbox and there’s nothing there. That is usually good, but I still feel that child-like sense of surprise when something I hadn’t expected shows up.

afghanistan, apa, ashley gilbertson, benjamin lowy, bigflannel, bill eppridge, caracas, ClampArt, docnyc, documentary, douglas ljungkvist, ed kashi, Edward Burtynsky, ellen wallenstein, giovanni savino, hurricane sandy, Isa Leshko, ishiuchi miyako, janette beckman, jason florio, julie grahame, kickstarter, manjari sharma, mike hartley, mimi ko, Museum of the City of New York, new york, ocean beach, photobook, photographer, photographers, photography, photojournalism, photoplus expo 2012, Photoville, portfolio reviews, Rising Waters, rockaways, ruby ray, sari goodfriend, stella kramer, stellazine, Vivian Maier, William Klein, wyatt gallery