More Learning from Photographers

More Learning from Photographers

...the story behind my obsession with (photographing) the VFT carnivore plant Here's an excerpt from my book, JOURNEYS THROUGH DARKNESS: A BIOGRAPHY of award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston: In 1993, Kurt Weston founded SWAN--Surviving With AIDS Network--a grassroots group that offered those living with HIV a safe place to be, socialize, and share their [...]

Photographing Pride in Color and B&W

Photographing Pride in Color and B&W

It's Pride Week this week. While there will still be many virtual-only events, this year, NYC and NJ will also be holding some of their Pride events in person--such as, NYC Pride Fest in the Village, as well as other events across the Garden State (New Jersey). Here are a few images from last year's [...]

Photographing Pride

Photographing Pride

It's June, it's summer, and it's Pride Month. As I've covered and photographed Pride-related events for years, and have always found the experience uplifting, inspiring, and exciting. Last year, because of the pandemic, there were only virtual Pride events. This year, though, small Pride festivals and events are happening live, in person, again. If you're [...]

Learning from Photographers

Learning from Photographers

What I've learned about photography and life from award-winning photographer Kurt Weston In 2005, I came across an award-winning photograph posted online. It was called "The Last Light" and featured a man with a drawn face and ghostly eyes. He was sitting in a chair with his back at a tall window. He appeared as [...]

Ask an Activist

Ask an Activist

Photographing and interviewing ACT-UP activists March is not only Women's History Month, but it also marks the anniversary (the 34th this year) of ACT UP--the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power. Over the past twenty years, I've had the opportunity to meet, interview and photograph many LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activists, many of them ACT UP activists. [...]

Ask a Photographer

Ask a Photographer

Interviewing photographers

Warrior Within

Warrior Within

A #tbt interview with award-winning, legally blind photographer Kurt Weston, originally published in A&U Magazine--America's AIDS Magazine Some fifteen years ago, I came across a contest looking for works by visual artists and writers. The contest was called Unfinished Works and featured a black-and-white photograph--The Last Light, by Kurt Weston. Although I didn't know it [...]

Virtual Pride 2020

Virtual Pride 2020

How to celebrate global Pride 2020 on Saturday, June 27 The first Pride was a march, and took place fifty years ago, in 1970. This June, in 2020, because of Covid-19, we have no choice but to celebrate half a century of Pride through global virtual Pride events happening all day, on Saturday, June27. But [...]

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Photographing Pride Month – Authors

Authors and Their Books Over the years, while covering the LGBTQ+ community, I've had the chance to meet authors, artists, actors and activists whose stories have changed my life for the better. After all, stories do have that kind of power. Stories and storytelling first bring to mind writers and authors. What I find fascinating [...]