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Ruth Peyser's Israeli travel documents from the 1950s.

Survivor’s Guilt

Ruth Peyser was an Israeli, not originally by choice, but for survival. In 1939, she settled alone in Palestine. On her 100th birthday, Jewish hatred abounds.

Return To Morrow

Two years ago, I was convinced I was witnessing the end of Blue Mesa and Morrow Point Reservoirs and the west as we knew it. What a difference above-average snowfall can make.

Gowanus Canal on October 25, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the most memorable buildings along the Gowanus Canal has vanished. The Alex Figliola building was torn down destroying a graffiti canvas that covered the canal-side wall of their warehouse. ©Mark D Phillips

Gowanus is Dead, Long live Gowanus

Gowanus is dead, Long live Gowanus. I have expected to say this for at least a decade, and now, post COVID, it is finally here. The Gowanus I photographed for thirty years is officially dead, The new Gowanus Canal is becoming the residential playground it was meant to be in 2023.

Matt Dodge in the Masters GS Race at Berkshire East on February 3, 2023. ©Mark D Phillips

The Top of the Race Pyramid: The Sise Cup 2023

The Sise Cup is the most prestigious award within the New England Masters and is bestowed to the top man and woman points holders at the end of each season. With an epic battle between two top women and a dominant seven-time winner for the men, 2023 was an amazing race season.