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press photo

Before the digital era, photographic images were prints or slides. As most collections have gone digital, analog archives have made their way into the public. This portrait of my father, Hisham Sharabi, by Harry Naltchayan, […]

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oil painting

This portrait of Gayle Quisenberry, my mother, was painted by Alice Silliman Hawkes, the grandmother of one of Gayle’s oldest and best friends, Ann Morse. Ann spent summers with her grandmother at her farm, The […]

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Forest Sylph

I began working with Savannah Hubbard photographically in 2019. I shared with her my interest in Pictorialism, a photographic movement of the late 19th and early 20th century aimed at advancing photography and characterized by […]

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Chinua Achebe

In 1998, in my capacity as photographer, I joined then Howard University professor R. Victoria Arana to visit Nigeria’s foremost author Chinua Achebe at his New York home in the vicinity of Bard College where […]

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Debbie in Central Park 2

Debbie and I returned to Central Park this past September, approximately one year after she was in a near-fatal car accident. For this shoot as with our last, we pursued Debbie’s vision: “What art allows […]

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dress series

Dress features 1960’s and 50’s garments first acquired to celebrate having emerged from aspects of depression after a recent move from New York to Miami where the example and friendship of people helped break old […]

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Debbie in Central Park

These photos from October 2011 in New York’s Central Park are a collaboration with artist Deborah Renee Kaplan. Though I pushed the button in my capacity as photographer, Deborah decided what the camera saw: she […]

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“Pavement” series, Etsy and Overtown

The image above, “concentric circles,” is part of the Pavement  series, a Miami based photographic exploration of abstract art on the sidewalks and streets. When I decided to experiment with photos and screen printing, I chose this image […]

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Refuge in Paint

Wednesday, March 29, a silent auction and panel discussion were part of the opening reception for “Refuge in Paint,” coordinated by Awareness & Prevention Through Art (aptART) and held at the Gary Nader Art Centre […]

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Mercedes Pilates (2)

I was lucky to work with Mercedes Pilates again. Once the shoot began, I was reminded of my contemplations of the expanse. Mercedes is a reformer and mat Pilates instructor. In this gallery she demonstrates a […]