Photography

Photoville evolves to its best version yet

Photoville 2024 returned to its true home under the Brooklyn Bridge with its best rendition yet, presenting a showcase of photographers around the world. I had a tingle of anticipation as I spotted one of the greatest photographs of recent memory, Ami Vitale’s heartrending image of the last moments of the last White Rhino, Sudan. Looking at the image, with the incongruity of the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge above it, was striking.

Mark D Phillips and Chuck Liddy

Remembering Chuck Liddy

Remembering Chuck Liddy, by Mark D Phillips. Chuck Liddy is the reason I am the photographer I grew into. Our competition at the Morganton News Herald shaped my entire photographic career.

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.

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 […]

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.

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