Stella Kramer

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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…

Things Left Behind: Ishiuchi Miyako’s Hiroshima Photographs

Posted on November 18th, 2013

Ishiuchi Miyako Hiroshima 1

There are many different ways to tell a story. Sometimes people start at the beginning and go for the chronological or linear way of story telling. Others come at it from an unexpected direction, elevating the smallest detail into the most powerful statement. This is what photographer Ishiuchi Miyako does to bring the nightmare of Hiroshima into the present.


Posted on November 15th, 2012

Photo of Crystal Dillman by Jacqueline Dormer, The Republican Herald. In David Turnley’s “Shenandoah“, a small town in eastern Pennsylvania is forced to deal with the fallout of a murder committed by several of its HS football players.  In July 2008, Luis Ramirez, an undocumented immigrant from Iramurco, Mexico was chased, beaten, stomped and killed by a group of white teenage boys shouting racial slurs.  The local police in the tight-knit town covered up the crime, not even investigating it.…

VII Uncomissioned

Posted on November 12th, 2012

On The Line

The DOCNYC festival is back, and this year there are more documentaries about and by photographers.  I’ve seen the first ones, VII Uncomissioned and Men At Lunch, one a selection of shorts by members of the photo agency, and the other dissecting the iconic photo of men sitting on a steel beam high above Manhattan in 1932. VII Uncomissioned begins with “On The Line,” a piece by Ashley Gilbertson about a suicide hotline for veterans.  Using still images and audio,…