Washington Square Park in New York City is one of my favorite places. There is a corner of the park known for its chess players and hustlers. Recently I spotted this pro teaching a young man some of the finer points of the game.
The first 100 days of the Trump administration ended on April 29, 2017.During the hundred days there were marches and protests almost daily in communities in the Untied States and around the world protesting the new administration’s policies that are designed to roll back 80 years of progress of human and economic rights in this country. Some protests like the Womens’ March, the opposition to Trump’s attempts to curtail immigration into the country by Muslim’s from certain countries,the march in support of Muslims in New York City,the march in Washington D.C. in support of existing policies seeking to end human made climate change drew hundreds of thousands of people.
There were almost daily smaller demonstrations and town halls around the country that drew many ordinary citizens, some of whom never before were involved in the political process, who wanted to make their views publicly known to their congress people and other government officials. It was democracy at its finest.
For more signs see the slideshow below:
The American Autism Association offers services and programs to children with autism and their families to promote positive development, personal empowerment, and independence.Among the services provided are ballet classes and soccer clinics. I recently had the privilege of photographing the children.
The Women’s March in New York City attracted 400,000 people by official estimates. People of all ages and genders and ethnicities were there. It was wonderful to see so many young girls learning to be activists
The American Cancer Fund is dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those diagnosed with Cancer by organizing and clarifying information. Each December it hosts a 5k run with Santa, called Run Santa Run. I had the privilege of photographing the run this year.
Free to breathe is a fundraising and research organization whose mission and vision is to Double lung cancer survival by 2022 by focusing on Funding research with the greatest potential to save lives; increasing the number of lung cancer patients participating in clinical trials;and building and empowering the lung cancer community. To help achieve its goals Free to Breathe holds fundraising events around the country. On October 2, 2016 it held a 5k walk/run in Succassana New Jersey.
I have been photographing for Habitat for Humanity for about a year. These are some of my favorite photos.
This family is celebrating the completion of their rebuilt home. The picture on the right is before and after.
First comes clearing the yard and erecting the construction fence.
Then demolition of the inside of the building