Westchester’s Sanctuary

A march and rally to make Westchester a Sanctuary was held Friday, Nov. 25 in downtown White Plains.

Hundreds of people attended a unity rally to support issues such as immigration rights, sanctuary cities, LGBT, supporting refugees, families and women’s rights.

The march, sponsored by WESPAC ended up at the Westchester County Courthouse in front of a statue of Martin Luther King.001untitled002untitled003untitled004untitled005untitled006untitled007untitled008untitled009untitled010untitled011untitled012untitled013untitled

A Bronx Halloween

Living in the suburbs, we rarely get more than a few trick or treaters, so this year I  went to the Bronx Documentary Center in the Jerome area neighborhood to capture the essence of Halloween.

While children in costume were treated to free portraits at the BDC, I wandered out into the street, where kids and parents were handed candy by the local businesses.

It was a wonderful night for all.sww_0845sww_0866sww_0886sww_0903sww_0906sww_0915sww_0918sww_0920sww_0924sww_0932sww_0944sww_0949sww_0951sww_0961sww_0976sww_0977sww_0992sww_0993sww_0995sww_0998sww_1007sww_1011sww_1012sww_1017sww_1027sww_1037sww_1070

Make Hay While the Sun Shines

     I recently revisited some images I had taken in a remote area of Romania in May 2014, which happened to coincide with haymaking season. 

I was in the village of Hoteni, in Maramures, one of the most remote areas of Europe, where villagers preserve a way of life that most cast off centuries ago.

Romanian villagers still use horse-drawn carts and work the land together.  Hay is made by hand, cut with scythes, turned while using homemade wooden pitchforks and draped over wooden railing to dry.

Hay can be ruined easily if it gets too wet, and these farmers must make haste while the weather is good.