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Staten Island, New York 10301

(718) 727-4371

I am a self-taught amateur who took several workshops with Glamour magazine photographer Vivian Crozier in Roosevelt, NJ (1970s).

It seems I have had a camera in my hand since I was eight years old; my father, with his large format Kodak from the 1940s was my greatest photography teacher, though neither he nor I knew it at the time. He inspired both the passion for photography and the wanderlust for visiting scenic places… and passing on the passion to someone else is one of life's greatest achievements. I would hope that my photos would inspire others to grab a camera and to explore the world visually.

    *Charter member, “CPG Gallery” (Creative Photographers’ Guild), Staten Island, NY, 2009.
    *Member, Creative Photographers’ Guild, 2004 ----.
    *Member, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition, 2008----.
    *Member, Staten Island Camera Club, 2002 -----.
    *Member, Staten Island Creative Community, 2008----.
    *Board member, exhibitor, guest curator,Black and White in Color Gallery,” Bronx, NY (1989-1997) and “The Casita Gallery,” (1991-1994) a mobile exhibit space of the “Black and White in Color,”1991-94 (Venues in NJ, NY, and CT).

    *2011:  Photo “Aunt Addie – 1972” Editor’s Choice Award, “Return to Your Roots” Contest, Detours Magazine, Published by Truman State University, Kirksville, MO.  April Issue.
    *2010:   Photo “Impressionism” chosen for Juried Show, “Wide Open” at BWAC (Brooklyn Waterfront Artists’ Coalition, March 13- 28.  (147 pieces selected from 1583 submissions).  *2010:  Photo “Circular Time” chosen for Juried Show, “Metamorphosis,” Staten Island Creative Community.
    *2003:  “Tillie Weingarten Nature Competition,”First Place. SICC.
    *2003- 09:  Various awards, Staten Island Camera Club monthly competitions. 

    *2006:  “Mundolavapiés: Libro DVD Participativo, (Callejeando en Lavapiés)”with Miguel Angel, Madrid, Spain:  La Casa Encendida,December.
    *2004:  “Beat Bush Issue,” Anti-war photographs, “Long Shot” Magazine, Volume 27, Sept-Oct.
    *1989-04:  Various photographs, “Long Shot” Magazine.


    *2000:  “La Rumba.”  Wagner College Art Gallery, Staten Island, NY, January-February.
    (20” by 30” color prints of Afro-Cuban drummers in NYC).
    *1997:  “Los rumberos.”  R&R Gallery and Performance Space,142 N. 1st Street, Brooklyn,                      NY.  March-April.
    *1991: “Los viejos.” and photo installations.  Black and White in Color Gallery, 149th Street, Bronx, NY. September-October.
    *1989:  “From Peru to Pamplona.” Marjorie Ellis Library, Illinois State University, Normal, IL, March-May.

    *2007:   “Scrapbook:  Scenes from Spain and South America,” (with Miguel Angel), Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, March 1-31.
    *2005:  “Riau, Riau:  The Running of the Bulls in Pamplona.” (with Miguel Angel). Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY, July 12-Sept 28.                                



    *2010:  “Lineage,” September 23-October 31; Red Hooked, (July 17-August 22); “Nailed,” May 8 – June 13.
    *2009:  “Words of Color,” September 12 – October 25; “Art in Changing Perspectives,” July 11 – August 16;  “The Color of Hope,” May 9-June 19.
    *2008: “Holiday Art Show,”December; “Free Fall,”September 27 – October 26; “Hot, July 26 – August 17; “Spring ahead…” May 10 – June 15.
    WITH THE CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS’S GUILD, (at CPG Gallery and other Staten Island Venues):
    *2010:  “Stuff and Other Works of Genius,” Art at Bay, Staten Island, NY, May 1- May 30.
    *2010: “Scene Through the Trees,” CPG at the Unitarian Church, Staten Island, NY, March 21-May 23
    *2010:  “Flow,” October 23 – November 14; “Illusions,” September 11 – October 17; “One + One,” June 12-August 1;“Chiaroscuro,” April 24- June 6; “Found Objects,” March 27 – April 18; “Skin,” February 20 – March 21; “Rear View,” January 9 – February 14.
    *2009:  “Holiday Show and Sale,” December 5 – 19. 
    *2009:  “A Body Politic,”October 17 – November 29;  “Music to My Eyes,” September 12 – October 11; “Portals,” August 1 – September 6; “Eclecticism,” June 13 – July 26; “10301 Show,”
    Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College, June 13 – July 16; “Art by the Ferry,” June 6 – 14; “St. George Public Library Presents the CPG,” May-June; “Selected Works from the Portfolios,” May 2- June 2; “New Beginnings,” March 21 –April 26.
    *2008:  “Art by the Ferry,”June 14 – 21; “8 x 10 Show,”Fine Art Foto Gallery,Nov 4 – 30.
    *2007: “On the Waterfront,”Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College, February 3-28; “CPG Portfolios,” Community TV, Channel 56; February 1-28. 
    *2006:  “CPG at Kevin Barry Gallery,” February 1- 25.
    *2010:  “Twisted Realities,” Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College, June 11 – July 11.
    *2009:   “Man Made,” Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College,July 17 – August 17;“Art by the Ferry,”June 6 – 14.
    *2008:  “Art by the Ferry,”June 14 – 21.
    *2007:  “All of Nature Speaks to Me,”Spotlight Gallery, June 29- August 16.
    *2005:  “SICC at the Muddy CupCafé and Gallery,”March 1 – April 30.
    *2008:  “Deck the Walls,” October-December; “World Traveler,” June – August.
    *2007: “The Art of Giving,” October – December; “Summer Expressions,”May – August;“Think Spring,”February – April.
    *2004 -2011:  “Art Lab Open,”Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY. Yearly.Jan- Feb
    *2006: “Limpias:  Un paisaje natural en peligro.”Show to benefit sustainable development,Limpias, Cantabria (Spain),September-December.
    *2000-2005:  “Snug Harbor Fence Show,” Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY.  Yearly.  September.
    *2004:  “Hunts Point Cultural Center Benefit Auction,” Dactyl Gallery, Soho, NY, May 20-31.
    *1995-96: At R&R Gallery and Performance Space, Brooklyn, NY. “El Llanero Solitario:” A Tribute and Benefit in Honor of Manuel Martínez Olivera,” June 1 – 30; “No Luck Show, ”
    May 1 -30;  “Long Shot Benefit”  (for “Long Shot” magazine), April – May.
    *1991-1992:  At the Casita Gallery (a moveable structure): “Casita Gallery Group Show,” Hispanic Arts Festival, Meadowlands, NJ, June; “Casita Gallery Spring Show,”Second Avenue at Second Street, NYC, May 14-31;  “Six Women,” Stamford, CT and East Rutherford, NJ, Photo installations, April; “In Memoriam:  Giza Daniels-Endesha,” Bronx, NY, June.
    Curatorial Work:
    *2010:  “Heavy Metal: Works on Metal or Metallic Paper,” Spotlight Gallery, Wagner College,  August 16-September 20.
    *2009---: Co-manager, Spotlight Gallery, Horrmann Library, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.