Beyond Brooklyn

“Gowanus: Off the Water’s Surface” opened at the Lilac Gallery in the Flatiron District on Wednesday, November 12, and runs until Dec. 1

Steven Hirsch made an unplanned stop at the Gowanus Canal with his girlfriend last May.

An esteemed group of photojournalists came together to discuss today’s issues of reporting from war zones during today's keynote session, A Day Without News, at PhotoPlus in New York.

The rules have changed. Going into a conflict zone is not what it used to be.

On October 28, 1995, I had one of the highlights of my life as I witnessed Jay Cochrane perform and complete the Great China Skywalk in Qutang Gorge

On October 28, 1995, I had one of the highlights of my life as I witnessed Jay Cochrane perform and complete the Great China Skywalk in Qutang Gorge, China's revered and mythical Grand Canyon.

From 250 miles high, travelling at 17,500 mile an hour, Chris Hadfield circled the Earth in 92 minutes, hence the title You Are Here: Around the World in 92 Minutes.

I first realized Chris Hadfield’s immense talent during his performance of David Bowie’s “Major Tom” on his last day aboard the International Space Station.

Waterfire in Providence, Rhode Island, is an art installation of over 100 bonfires within braziers set just above the water on the rivers of downtown creating a gorgeous dance of fire, smoke, music, and reflections. Photo by Mark D Phillips

When my sister recommended that we go to Providence, Rhode Island, for the city's internationally recognized "Waterfire," I looked at it as an opportunity to visit the RISD museum and spend a coupl

Inside the Park Avenue Tuneel for Summer Streets 2014. ©Mark D Phillips

Walking through the Park Avenue tunnel from 30th Street to 40th Street is a surreal experience.

Big Pond is a 310 acre great pond located in East Otis, Massachusetts, that offers swimming and boating, as well as trout and bass fishing and relaxation! ©Mark D Phillips

The morning broke with a fiery radiance our first morning on Big Pond. The red skies were followed by a bank of fog rising from the water.

Maya Angelou, who died May 28, 2014, at SportsBall 2006, the annual award extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health held in New York City where she was presented with the "Courage to Care" Award. ©Mark D Phillips

In 2006, I had the honor and priviledge to meet and photograph Maya Angelou during the 2006 Sports Ball extravaganza of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.

In 2004, SNØHETTA was commissioned to design the only building on the memorial plaza.

On the first day the public was allowed to visit the National September 11 Museum, I made my first visit to Ground Zero since long before the 9/11 attacks.

© Chuck Bigger, Lunar Eclispe of April 15, 2014

The first total eclipse of the moon to be visible across the whole of North America since December of 2010 took place Monday night into Tuesday morning, April 15t

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