The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote

March is Women’s History Month, and 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. The movement to win voting rights for women (commonly known as the women’s suffrage movement) had its roots in Seneca Falls, New York, at a convention heldContinue reading “The Suffragents: How Women Used Men to Get the Vote”

From the New York City Collection

Recently, I was back in Greenwich Village. It’s where I went to law school at New York University. Walking along Broadway, I came across this empty storefront, which signaled that the tradition of artsy protest was alive and well in this iconic neighborhood. Ironically, someone – an NYU student most likely – scrawled “No MoreContinue reading “From the New York City Collection”

Street Photography: Expression

What a picture of these polarized times. If you’ve read my last three posts, you will know that I have been photographing architectural features in the Fifth Avenue area. On my way to those sites, I passed by Trump Tower. Across the street were these two lone protesters. Ironically, their physical positions were opposite toContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Expression

When I think of yesterday’s photograph in the context of the image above, it reminds me of the Newtonian law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  I was not sure if the sign was meant to be tongue in cheek. Is there really an organized political constituency of witches? Various mainstream mediaContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”

Street Photography: Expression

The collisions are one of the many things that I love about New York City, especially in Times Square. It’s more than the near misses as one navigates through the crowds during rush hour. It’s also the collision of disparate cultures, languages, ethnicities, eccentricities, and political views. It makes sense. In 1904, the area wasContinue reading “Street Photography: Expression”