For the past twelve years I have been photographing Newburgh’s teachers in their classrooms. The goal from the start has been to construct a kind of collective personality of the educator by literally and figuratively shooting them all straight on. The portraits on this page are a small sample of this series. All the teachers work in the Newburgh Enlarged City School District in Newburgh, NY.
Documenting the family has always been a love of mine. The herding and bribing of the kids, the coaxing and cajoling of the unwilling, has all given me a stronger idea about what works and does not work when it comes to making a photograph.
One of the benefits of living in Beacon, NY is the surplus of artists and their willingness to support the artistic process. This is a series I am starting of artists, musicians and writers in the Hudson Valley.