Latest news

NEMS Race at Waterville Valley NH

NEMS races two New Hampshire legendary mountains

For East Coast ski racers, Waterville Valley and Canon Mountain are the places where East Coast ski racing came of age. After a five year hiatus, New England Masters Skiing returned to Waterville for 2 GS races on Friday, Jan. 20th. The races took place on the legendary World Cup trail, an opportunity that drew some of the best Masters skiers in the region. On Saturday, Jan. 21st, Masters moved to Canon Mountain for the Hochgebirge Challenge Cup Slalom race, the oldest team ski race in the United States.

Ice at the base of the American falls of Niagara Falls looks like the skin of a dinosaur bathed in the mist from the water. The brown color and patterns feel prehistoric. ©Mark D Phillips

Best of 2022 in Images

The South Brooklyn images of 2022 covered many topics. I’ve broken down our favorite images and stories into four categories – Gowanus Canal, Sports, Travel and Nature. As usual, the Gowanus Canal gave me another yearly portfolio of the ever changing landscape of Brooklyn’s Superfund waterway. It became a year […]

Orion Spacecraft with Earth and Moon

Leaving the surly bonds of Earth

The Artemis-1 mission is firing the imagination with images that captivate and bring back the excitement of the 1968 Lunar Christmas, an event that brought astronomy into my life. I grew up in an age of exploration that finally feels like it has returned.

FIFA World Cup is usually a world bonding experience, not this time.

The World Cup Dilemma

World Cup soccer was designed as a celebration of global unity and diversity through sport, but not in 2022.

Mikaela Shiffrin celebrates with the Killington Cup trophy after winning the Slalom discipline at the FIS Ski World Cup at Killington, Vermont, on November 26, 2017. ©Mark D Phillips

The Queen of Killington

Mikaela Shiffrin returns to Vermont for the Heroic Killington Cup, scheduled for Thanksgiving weekend 2022, and it will be the last chance to see the US Women’s Alpine ski team compete on the East Coast of the US. Next year, the competition moves to Canada’s Mont Tremblant.

It's Time to go to Amsterdam: Story, photos and video by Mark D Phillips

Three Days in Amsterdam

Traveling to Amsterdam for fun seemed impossible not that long ago. A three day visit from New York brought back the old joy of visiting one of Europe’s greatest cities of art, water and fun. It’s a Beyond Brooklyn experience for everyone.

In July this year, New York made a momentous decision to ban smoking in all state-owned parks, beaches, and other public spaces in the city.

New York Upholds Smoking Ban in Public Parks and Beaches

Governor Kathy Hochul effectively prohibited the use of cigarettes and e-cigarettes in all state-owned beaches, boardwalks, marinas, playgrounds, recreation centers, and group camps. Individuals caught smoking in these designated areas will be penalized with a civil fine of $50.

Arthur Ashe at the US Open on August 30, 1992, proclaimed “Arthur Ashe Day" in New York City, Three months earlier he had announced his diagnosis with AIDS. ALL PHOTOS: ©Mark D Phillips

The Legacy of Arthur Ashe

On the 30th anniversary of the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health, the annual Sportsball gala is returning to where it began — the Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. It has been my honor to document this event for over twenty years, photographing titans of sports, art and entertainment. My favorite images? Watch 30 Years of Sportsball | Mark D Phillips

OCEANS & ODYSSEYS Rachael Talibart

Oceans & Odysseys: Rachael Talibart solo exhibition at Sohn Gallery

OCEANS & ODYSSEYS: Rachael Talibart; October 7 – February 6, 2023; Reception, Artist Talk, and Book Signing October 15, 2022. Reception & Book Signing 5:00 Artist talk 6:00 Please RSVP to 413-551-7353 or info@sohnfineart.com Exploring the turbulence and grace of the sea, British artist Rachael Talibart’s “OCEANS & ODYSSEYS” solo […]