BY ALAN CAPPER “I want a great person. Somebody who gives something to humanity.” That’s how Tony Vaccaro chose his subjects for his photography in a career spanning over 70 years. He has used this criteria to capture the essence of some of the 20th century’s most iconic figures. They include Pablo Picasso (“I wanted […]
The art scene in Long Island City is heating up and opening its doors during the fourth annual LIC Arts Open – a 5-day extravaganza where over 250 artists will occupy galleries, performance studios and open their studios to visitors.
ALAN CAPPER “I was one of those American soldiers who was put off the landing craft too soon when it was still over 10 feet of water. All around me men were drowning before they could get to the beach. We were carrying packs weighing 45 pounds, and a rifle weighing another 10. I sank […]
ALAN CAPPER “Human Beings need four things: food, shelter, sex and change. Travel provides the change.” Roberto Mitrotti makes this observation as he prepares his cameras for his next filming excursion, this time to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, one of the many exciting locations he loves and has filmed often. He has filmed in […]
The men and women who make up Long Island City’s small businesses are the focus of LaGuardia Community College’s student photo exhibition, “Long Island City Works.” Over 100 faces, including photographer Tony Vaccaro, were captured by the school’s commercial photography students. “The exhibition is a way for the college to recognize the workers of Long […]