Gold Star Families

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I created another walk-in panorama, this one I shot in front of Captain Khan’s headstone at Arlington National Cemetery.  Before the Presidential election, few people outside the military had heard of Gold Star Families or could truly comprehend the enormity of their sacrifices. Stepping inside, people will find themselves standing in front of Captain Humayun Khan’s headstone and see flowers, small stones, a teddy bear and letters left for Captain Khan’s Gold Star parents, Khizr and Ghazala. Surrounded by headstones spreading as far as the eye can see, viewers will see the Muslim Crescent Moon and Star on Captain Khan’s headstone alongside Christian, Mormon, Buddhist and other religious symbols. Off in the distance can be seen a funeral procession with a horse-drawn carriage as well as visiting Gold Star Families.

I will be installing it in Erie Pennsylvania, a conservative part of a swing state, from October 27th until October 29th. Larry Walczak, founder or eyewash Projects, is the curator and it will be located at PACA in Erie.

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Bushwick 2020 (Past–Present–Future)

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For the “Seeking Space” exhibit where hundreds of Bushwick Artist showed there work along with the launch of the book, “Making History Bushwick,” I created an animated gif. The first image is an historic photo from 1941 that fades into a recent photo I shot from the exact same spot, which then fades into a photoshopped creation of what I imagine will be there in 2020 – a large condo with a Starbucks at street level, of course.

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“Beyond Ruins Porn” at Front Room Gallery in Williamsburg

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Three photos from my book, “Woody Guthrie’s Wardy Forty,” will be in the exhibit, alongside work by similarly inspired photographers.

Opening is Friday, January 8th. More details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/564244597061368/

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Ferguson Panorama in Times Square

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On October 22 as part of Rise Up October, an event was held in Times Square called, “Say Their Names,” where the names of 100 people killed by police were read by their families. I installed my walk-in photograph of Ferguson, where Mike Brown was shot and killed. It was quite moving to talk to some of the families and hear what they had to say.

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Panorama installed in Times Square

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Inside Ferguson

Protest at Washington Square Park that week.

Protest at Washington Square Park that was also part of Rise Up October

 

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Interviewed in Revolution

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Alan Goodman of Revolution newspaper stopped by my studio and interviewed me about the walk-in panorama I created about Mike Brown and Ferguson.

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Bushwick Open Studios, June 2015

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In May I wen to Ferguson to photograph, with images of the riots from the nightly news still vivid. I found something very different. On the yellow line where Michael Brown dies was a makeshift memorial made of hundreds of stuffed animals, flowers and notes. I created a 360 degree, walk-in panoramic photo that let people step into Ferguson.

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PAPER JAM: Exploring Visual Strategies for Social Concern

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In May I exhibited some new work titled, “Un-shredded,” at EyeWash at Schema Projects. I “acquired” a bag of shredded paper that was left outside for recycling by the police and reassembled parts of it. Even the privacy of the police isn’t guaranteed.
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New Gallery: Red Hook Grain Elevator Silos

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Current issue of Rutgers Magazine

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Artnet listed my studio as one to visit for Bushwick Open Studios

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I showed photos of the ruins from the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair as well as images from my Greystone Park project.artnet2

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