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Archive for March, 2012

The Meatpacking District in Black & White

I am writing this blog post while sitting in an al fresco restaurant in the area known as the Meatpacking District of Manhattan.  Twenty-five years ago I photographed this place, never imagining that it would transform into a glitzy international tourist destination. I moved into New York City in 1985 to study geriatrics at the Mount Sinai Medical Center.  Back then, the International Center for Photography (ICP) …Read More

Pressure Ulcer Knowledge in Medical Residents: An Opportunity for Improvement

This article was published in Advances in Skin & Wound Care: March 2012 – Volume 25 – Issue 3 – p 115–117 My co-authors were:  Elizabeth A. Ayello PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, MAPWCA, FAAN; Karen Zulkowski,  DNS, RN, CWS; and Joyce Fogel MD, FACP ABSTRACT: With the aging population and increasing complexity of patients with pressure ulcers (also known as pressure sores, decubitus ulcers, or …Read More

Blessing of the Dawn on the Gangese River

  In November 2011 I traveled to India to photograph and spent nearly two weeks there.  My highlight was a city called Benares. Each day at dawn I went to the riverbanks, also called Ghats, and returned with hours of video.  I edited the best clips together to recreate the magic of the Ganga at dawn.  Benares, also known as Varanasi, is the holiest city …Read More

Art and Transformation in the Flatiron Building

Hypergraphia, the art installation in the Flatiron Building, was based on the simple concept of individually decorated coffee cups hanging from fishing line.