March 31, 2019

New Website and Instagram

This had become a fast, cheap and easy way to post my photo goings on. Moving with the times.
Check out old and new work at my website:

and on Instagram:

July 06, 2018

"The Invisible Jew" exhibition

Astroland, Coney Island  1985
Since the early 1980s I have been photographing the ultra-Orthodox community in Coney Island during Chol Hamoed, the intervening days of the Sukkot and Passover holidays. Here is a member of their 'modesty squad' covering up images of women in preparation of a visit to the now defunct Astroland Amusement Park. 

Some of my work is exhibited as part of this fascinating show, "The Invisible Jew: the lack of representation of women in orthodox media, the circumstances that allowed it, its consequences, and related issues".

Hosted by @DetourGallery, Red Bank, NJ. Opening June 24, 2018. Organized by the Jewish Art Salon.

November 05, 2017


Another feature on my cafeteria photos from the 1970s and 80s appears on Mashable. I kept a journal during those days filled with stories, quotes and observations on cafeteria life. 
In these days of texting there seems to be lots of interest in those days of conversation. I am currently archiving all my work from that series in the hope that a book will someday be published.
Dubrow's Cafeteria  Brooklyn, NY  1975

May 03, 2017

NY Times Lens Blog Feature

I haven't been this excited about getting my work recognized since getting a film short into the Coney Island Film Festival in 2007. Being a feature in the Lens Blog was a dream.

In mentioning  how the archetypal faces were such a lure, Gene Palma came up.  His slick, angular sideburns complemented the art deco decor of the Horn & Hardart on 57th Street which no longer had Automat machines. It was trying to serve in a more 'modern' way to keep up with the popularity of encroaching fast food establishments in Manhattan. They featured a grill for burgers and fries and had high tables with stools. Shortly after it closed it became a Burger King.

                                           Horn & Hardart 57th Street, NYC

March 03, 2017

Photography Exhibition/Artist's Talk

Marcia Bricker Halperin, Rockefeller Center, gelatin silver print, 1976

I am having a solo show at Spoke the Hub Gallery from March 1 - April 7, 2017.  The show focuses on documentary photographs made in the 1970s and includes work that has never been on public view. 

An Artist's Talk/Reception will be held on Saturday, March 18 from 5-7 pm.

April 14, 2016

Essex Street Market

Another of my favorite photo locales from the 1970s is soon to undergo changes.
Some of my photos will be on view at the market this month in conjunction with a talk entitled Pickles & Pastries: The Evolution of NYC’s Public Markets.

Essex Street Market, 1977

December 13, 2015

The Jew as Other Exhibition

Internet is Poison
It has may gd save us destroyed hundred of Jewish homes
When you take the internet in your hand know that you are putting a gun to your head

Walking around Williamsburg I was always drawn to the mysterious street postings. It was a fun game to read the Yiddish letters and be surprised when a word like 'INTERNET' bookended by skull and crossbones was deciphered.
A photograph from this series will be included in an interesting group show titled, The Jew as the "Other" at the Abrazzo Interno Gallery on the Lower East Side.

Opening Reception: Wednesday, December 23, 2015, from 5:00-8:00 pm

December 21, 2014


Beny Moré Art School, Cienfuegos, Cuba 2013

The current events in Cuba led me to review the photos I took during a trip I took to the island last year. While visiting an art school in Cienfuegos I came upon this student in a studio. Access to the internet was very limited and slow.
Additional images can be seen at

November 09, 2014

Dubrow's New York Grill

Dubrow's Cafeteria, Kings Highway, Brooklyn

A sophisticated restaurant and cocktail bar inspired by the Dubrow's cafeterias is coming to Houston, Texas. I was contacted by Houston restauranteur, Ziggy Gruber, who has great appreciation for cafeterias and deli restaurants. His new establishment in Houston will be like an American brasserie. One dish will be 'shrimp Dubrow', fitting since it was at Dubrow's Cafeteria on Kings Highway that I first tasted a shrimp salad sandwich in the 1970s.
To date the restaurant has not opened 7/16/17.

March 30, 2014

Recent Web Sightings

     Women I photographed at Dubrow's Cafeteria and other places in the 1970s keep surfacing on websites. The latest is a portrait of Rose who was picked to represent the essence of Women's History Month by the Brooklyn Historical Society. As I remember Rose was a lively 82 year old on a Sunday afternoon outing to Dubrow's.  A Russian grandmother, part of the influx of Jewish immigrants to Brighton Beach that I documented in the 70s, is seen at a Hanukah party with her grandchildren on the Historical Society's blog.
     Not to say that Neal Shapiro's mother doesn't have fabulous taste, "She loved Coney Island and Ebbets Field"but when he asked WNET viewers to share treasured memories for the upcoming Brooklyn Best documentary I couldn't help but think that memories of Dubrow's Cafeteria just had to be included. It seems a reporter from the Daily News, who reached out to me, felt the same about the Dubrow's 'regulars'.