CLIMATE STRIKE NYC – 9/20/2019

Image

On Friday, September 20 crowds filled Foley Square and the streets around City Hall. Groups of young students carried signs and eventually marched downtown to Battery Park to hear the words of Greta Thunberg.

Click here to view the entire collection

We look forward to hearing from you!

David + Gay

(To learn more, please visit our site The Human Experience Project)

________________________________________

© David Katzenstein
Advertisements

HEP MAGAZINE PUBLISHES VOLUME 2

Image

1063305_PGM_Dashbe_Proof_v2.pdf

150 Million People: The 2019 Kumbh Mela drew over 150 million pilgrims to the shores of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers to celebrate the mystical truths of faith. Spectacular and phenomenal, this years’ festival was the largest in history. Join us in our exploration of the best of the human experience in Volume 2 of HEP.

Click here to view HEP Volume TWO

We look forward to hearing from you!

David + Gay

(To learn more, please visit our site The Human Experience Project)

________________________________________

© David Katzenstein

Our Hearts Go Out To The People Of Sri Lanka

Image

Colombo, Sri Lanka  2006

________________________________________

© David Katzenstein

OPENING ACT: Access to Theater Art

Image

Breaking through the fourth wall, Opening Act works with New York City’s most under-served public schools by providing students with the opportunity to gain confidence, pride, and the knowledge that they can succeed at anything in life.

In 2013 David Katzenstein received an invitation to create a portfolio of fine art photographs to help enhance awareness in support of Opening Acts’ development goals. 2018 was a banner year for the organization. Photographing the performers, writers, and host of contributing artists for last years’ gala presentation of Hear Me Here directed by Kenny Leon, formalized the students’ experience through fine art photography. Transformative and inspiring, this project continues to enhance Opening Act’s efforts in ways we never dreamed possible. We are thrilled to participate with this organization on an ongoing basis.

Please join us in honoring the incredible students, artists, and supporters of Opening Act as we celebrate their 19th year of success at their Annual Gala on April 2, 2019, at New World Stages in New York City.

________________________________________

© David Katzenstein

INTRODUCING HEP ONLINE

Image

Join us in celebrating The Human Experience Project!

Shining a light on joy, education, and service our goal is to create visual

narrative content supporting mission-based organizations, institutions, and individuals

who inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge and strengthen our communities.

Click here to view HEP Volume One

We look forward to hearing from you!

David + Gay

(To learn more, please visit our site The Human Experience Project)

________________________________________

© David Katzenstein

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Image

Washington, D.C. – 2017

“It has been frequently remarked, that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country to decide, by their conduct and example, the important question, whether societies of men (and women) are really capable or not, of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend, for their political constitutions, on accident and force.”

― Alexander Hamilton, Federalist Papers

________________________________________
© David Katzenstein

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: Politics & Protest

Image

International Women’s Day – New York City 2017

This series of portraits of women were taken on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, when women all over the world celebrated International Women’s Day in many different ways. In New York City the festivities began at noon in midtown Manhattan, on the corner of 59th Street and Fifth Avenue. As the organizers spoke the crowd continued to stream in from different directions, carrying signs and chanting in unison their solidarity with women’s rights everywhere. Spirits were high as women congregated with signs in groups, cheering on each speaker. At the conclusion of the rally, the organizers announced that all participants should now march along Central Park South towards the Trump Hotel. That is where the event morphed into a 1960’s style protest documented in the next series.

To view more Politics & Protest Click Here

© David Katzenstein

ALL ARE WELCOME?

Image

Times Square – New York City

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
________________________________________
© David Katzenstein

¡Viva México!

Image

Tepoztlán, Mexico

For all the World Cup fans in North America, we are rooting for our southern neighbor México to continue its impressive run as it enters the next rounds. By cheering for this team we can also show our humanity and support during these difficult times.

________________________________________
© David Katzenstein

WELCOME TO AMERICA!

Image

Old Orchard Beach, Maine 2017

Last summer while working on a project about Old Orchard Beach in Maine I came across this wonderful family, recent immigrants from Somalia, Africa. When I spotted them amongst the bathers I asked the father if I could take a family portrait. They were recent arrivals to the United States, probably through the process of political asylum. They stood out on the crowded beach, and it made me proud to live in a country where immigrants are welcome.
________________________________________
© David Katzenstein