Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nancy Borowick

I am very fortunate that Nancy Brorowick has been generously donating her time to assist with all the work for the Face of Brooklyn project. She has been helping to enter all the data that accompanies each participant portraits, as well as working on retouching some of the images.

Although she graduated from Union College only two years ago, Nancy has been involved in some very interesting projects community based photography projects. Last year she taught photography to children in Mowire, Ghana. Upon returning New York after living with a family in Mowire, Nancy launched The Ghana On Tap Project; Nancy sold the pictures she took in Mowire at an exhibition to raise money to dig a well near the school in Mowire.  This summer she will be working with NYU students to teach photography in Africa.

Nancy's unique experience and enthusiasm for documentary photography and photojournalism is a wonderful addition to the evolving work around Face of Brooklyn.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


These kids stopped by after playing in the fountain at Prospect Park. Their grandfather has been involved with Celebrate Brooklyn as a dancer and drummer for over 25 years.


Only place I can live, breathe and feel free to create. Brooklyn is to me what Greenwich Village was to Bob Dylan. Not that I am comparing myself to Bob Dylan...

Dominican Pride


Airline Attendant and Carnival performer at West Indian Carnival

Monday, October 13, 2008

Why do we need this?

The mother was shy and spoke limited english, and I had to make case that the family stop and get their portrait made to her 6 year old son. After listening to my simplified story about history and the Brooklyn Historical Society, the boy asked me flatly "Why do we need this?"
Seven locations, and 300 plus people, this was the most difficult question of all.

She is Amazing

Upon re-situating her sleepy, but adorable little girl back in her stroller, her mother turned to us and said "She is amazing, the best thing that ever happened to me. You should have children, when you are ready, they are the best thing in the world."

Sunday, October 12, 2008