Saturday, January 31, 2009

"The flip side to the coin of American history."

(At left) Malik Weldon, 10, is singing and dancing to "This Land Is My Land," bundled to keep warm. The principal of Daily Day Academy in the Bronx, NY, brought a group of students as part of their living history curriculum.

Arminta Crosby from Alexandria, Virginia, puts a hat on the head of Judd Fischer's 3-year-old son, Finn, when she saw he didn't have anything on his head. "No matter what, we gotta look out for the little ones," she said.

Doreen Bryant, 43, reacts to Obama's Inaugural Address while perched on a sign in the National Mall next to Elizabeth Owens, 55, from Lexington, Kentucky. The two just met during the swearing-in ceremony. "It's very igniting," Bryant said, "everyones been nice and calm. This is our new sunshine state."

Alton Walker described his childhood in a shotgun house and a 2-room schoolhouse in Homer, Louisiana. "We called it po- we couldn't afford the last 2 letters." He remembers using the side entrance to Dairy Queen, sitting on the balcony at the picture house, and drinking from Colored water fountains. He is now a proud parent of a Harvard student. He drove to the inauguration from Dayton, Ohio with a picture of his granddaddy, Chris Cunningham. He said his granddaddy's greatest source of pride was that "he lived to be 85 and no white man ever laid hand or foot to him - in those days that was something to be proud of." Walker called Obama's inauguration "The flip side to the coin of American history."

Diemiruaya Deniran's two-man street vending team was selling buttons to e money for a bookstore in Brooklyn called All Eyes In Egypt Books and Things, which also sponsors charity work in West Africa through the Golden Ankh Global Foundation Authority.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

More from Inauguration

Lot of 9 unpublished inauguration photos. I want to introduce you to all of these lovely people. Really, the captions are the best part. I've been busy catching up at the Monitor and in classes since I've been back from DC but I'll add text in a day or so. For now, you can click to see 'em bigger.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

An American Milestone

Today's print newspaper front page, my photo above the fold.

Bunches more on

Monday, January 19, 2009

Two more from yesterday

Read Linda's article and see a couple I shot yesterday (one's up on entry right now) of opening ceremonies and hubbub.


It is a pleasure and an honor to be here in DC, covering the Inauguration for the Monitor. More to come. For now, Barack:

Barack Obama steps up to speak to supporters at the We Are One: Opening Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial Sunday, January 19, 2009. PHOTO: SARAH BETH GLICKSTEEN / The Christian Science Monitor.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Natasha Wimmer

Natasha Wimmer, critically-acclaimed translator of BolaƱo's 2666 (the best book of 2008 according to Time magazine). I shot these at the beginning of the month in her apartment in Harlem to accompany a profile of her in the Monitor.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Snapshots from NYE in NYC

Times Square tourist

Holiday tourist

Happy meal


Sunday, January 4, 2009

"I Hope There's Delight"

Todd Boss, a lovely poet I met during one of many St. Paul shoots, got a stellar review in the Monitor.

Click through to read, listen, watch.