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2020 in 20 Photographs

The year we would all rather forget, the year from hell, the year of shock and loss and pain is nearing its end. With vaccines and a new president, change is in the air for 2021.  

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Five Months in New York City: February-June 2020

Five months have passed with excruciating speed and pain in New York City. This post is a look back on the momentous period between February and June 2020 and an attempt to give visual expression to the relentless chronology of … Continue reading

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New York Lunar New Year Parade 2020

                         

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Lunar New Year Parade in Chinatown, New York

         

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The Year of the Ram/Sheep/Goat

  The Lunar New Year festivities in Chinatown, New York were celebrated with the traditional drums, lion dancers, and dragon dancers. This year in the Chinese zodiac is the year of the ram, or of the sheep, or of the … Continue reading

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Buddhist Temple, Mott Street

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Recently I stopped in the Buddhist Temple that occupies a storefront on Mott Street in Chinatown, hard by the cheap restaurants and souvenir stands. I have been photographing images of the Buddha in different contexts but was surprised that I … Continue reading

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Lunar New Year, Chinatown

Firecrackers and fireworks are illegal in New York City, but back when I took these pictures the Chinese people had an exemption for the Lunar New Year, I believe on religious grounds. The lion dances shown here made earplugs absolutely … Continue reading

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