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From Erica Reade

The black and white photos capture love, intimacy and physical connections between couples at the beaches in New York, with a focus on the Rockaways, Fort Tilden and Coney Island. They pay homage to the many street photographers that came before me to document NYC. At a time in recent history when our connections have been tested from two years of separations and pandemic upheaval, the book offers us a timely and timeless collection of photographs that speak to how important human connection is to our well-being and happiness.Erica Reade’s first photo book Beach Lovers comes out June 1, 2022, published by Daylight Books. Upcoming Events for Beach Lovers:

Photobook Fair, International Center for Photography, May 22, 2022, 11-7 pm
Book Signing & Exhibition, Foley Gallery LES, June 16, 2022, 7-9 pm
Book Launch Party, The Rockaway Hotel, June 30, 2022,  6:30-9:30 pm
Soho Photo Gallery, November 8-14, 2022, events TBD soon.

From David Kutz

As part of the “Brooklyn Utopias 2022 – Building a Better Brooklyn” banner exhibition at the Old Stone House, I was honored with a banner regarding my work to secure a community benefits agreement as part of the Gowanus Neighborhood Rezoning. As quoted in a number of local press, I said, “”There is a long history in New York City and in other places throughout the world where artists have been pioneers in making neighborhoods cool and desirable — and then being forced to leave as renewal occurs and prices rise. This landmark agreement will not allow that to happen in the Gowanus neighborhood,” said Arts Gowanus Board Chair, David Kutz. “Beyond the amazing multi-year support from Comptroller elect Lander, we could not have accomplished this extraordinary agreement without the help of Sally Davis with the law firm Ropes & Gray and the support of our neighborhood artist advisory group.” 

And to my friends at SPG – this isn’t about making work, but rather, about working to support one’s local community of artists. Truly honored to have had the opportunity to exercise my negotiation skills and drive to accomplish this agreement.


From Ruth Raskin

My photo “Border Crossing” was used to illustrate the article “Target Practice” in the April 7, 2022 issue of Real Life Magazine.

From Barry Guthertz

My image “Lotus with Bud” was juried into a show entitled “Renewal” at The Carriage Barn Arts Center in New Canaan, CT opening April 29, 2022. What is particularly sweet about this show is that my wife Mary, a pastel artist, was also juried into the show, marking the first time we have been juried into an exhibition together. 




From Jim Lustenader

My photo “Black on White on Black” is currently being featured in LensCulture’s Critic’s Choice 2022 Competition Gallery, a highly curated group of images selected by the editors to showcase the best photos from entrants. Shot this year at New York MoMA.

From Richard Wilcox

I am pleased to announce The New York Historical Society has acquired two of my images for its permanent collection: Municipal Building No. 1 (above) and Flatiron Building.



From Norm Borden

My “Oranges” was just awarded “Winner” in the weekly themed Street Photography Challenge which had the theme, “Orange.” (Neil Lawner’s orange got an Honorable Mention.) Orange we something. ):

From Marilyn Fish-Glynn

Shlomo Ben-Yaacov built my modular darkroom called the Ziggy Zig in 1998. Unfortunately, he obtained the patent for it shortly before most photographers went digital. There are only 18 of them in existence. Shlomo now runs a business that transports fine art. I just sold it back to him. He came with two big guys who disassembled the darkroom and hauled it away. And he gave me a check for $1,000. (original cost: $10,000).



Opening Reception: April 28, 2022

Linda Hacker

Barry Guthertz

Neil Lawner (also celebrating his 80th birthday the beginning of May. OY VAY!)

The Timeline @ 4 months

David Kutz

Marty Frank

Upstairs: The Interns’ Opening…

Anika, Kyle, and Payton putting the finishing touches on their show

Payton Gray

Lauryn Reeves

Anika Boduch

Veronica Sanchez

Kyle Colon