Event: Global Citizen Live


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This past week was a whirlwind of events and shooting. I was so busy last week, I missed my Visual Week In Review since I was up early getting ready to head to Central Park in New York City for a big event.

So much happened last week, that I’ll try to recap it THIS week without having you wade through a super long post.

Let’s get started. The week started last Sunday with a drive into New York and checking into the Essex Hotel on Central Park South. I was there to cover a meeting of young healthcare leaders/ambassadors that were accepted into a program offered by Johnson & Johnson. This small group of 15 came from all over the world (US, Africa, Iran by way of Tennessee), and are some of the brightest folks I’ve ever met in a long time..

So there was that – some standard meeting coverage. I covered that with my FujiX100T and my Canon 70D with the 24-105mm lens. Pretty basic reportage that the team that hired me can use internally and externally. I like when my passion and my day job intersect like this.

The reason this group was in NYC last week was to go through this leadership program (classes, workshops, etc) and to take part in Global Citizen Week, which held a number of events throughout the week.

“For generations, New York City has been the place where Global Citizens come together, take action, and tackle global challenges,” said Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen. “From September 17th – 23rd, Global Citizen Week will showcase the work being done by campaigners, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates from across the world. Working with innovative companies and governments, Global Citizens will turn New York into an arena of advocacy, calling on world leaders to deliver on their promises of a world without extreme poverty.”

After the workshops and classes on Monday during the day, the young ambassadors headed to the Skirball Center on New York University’s campus for Global Citizen Live. Hugh Evans kicked off the event, which was a mix of awareness activities and music. Annie Lennox was honored with the George Harrison Global Citizen Award. A whole host of other musicians played throughout the evening: Brandi CarlileTom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), M Ward (folksinger) Nancy Wilson (guitarist from Heart). Michael Moore even came out during one of  Tom’s songs (it was an odd integration, to be honest). I had pretty good front of the house access for these performances and particularly taken by Morello’s performance.

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Tom Morello with his famous “Arm The Homeless” guitar

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Nancy Wilson and Liv Warfield


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Annie Lennox with Dhani Harrison (George Harrison’s son)

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The power and passion of Tom Morello at work

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Nancy Wilson on stage

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Everyone on stage for the final jam.

It wasn’t just a concert. There were speakers and country dignitaries spread through the two-hour event. These included the UAE Minister of Climate Change, the Governor of Antigua, the Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium Alexander De Croo, Dutch prime minister Lilian Plouman, Paris Jackson, J&J VP of Zika Research Gaston Picchio and polio survivor and speaker Ramesh Ferris. 

It was quite the overall lineup. Watch the rousing final song here.

I’m still going through selects from this event but click here to see some that I’ve already finished.

Tomorrow…from a rousing all-star band jam to an intimate backyard concert in Asbury Park…

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JSP Visual Week In Review ~ 09.16.17

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I have a super busy week this week, starting today.

So, short and sweet!

Keep on after it…backup your work….and make prints!


This Week’s Links:

Birthdays This Week: Nan Goldin, Lewis Baltz, Anne Geddes, Art Wolf, Fred Hultstrand, Lucien Aigner, Alberto Korda, Glen Wexler, Mark Robert Halper

What I started reading this week: The Negro and the Olfay

RIP Harry Dean Stanton

Via Magnum: Telling Stories: Single Image versus The Series

“Forget the camera, forget the lens, forget all of that. With any four-dollar camera, you can capture the best picture.”~ Korda

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Sound Bites And Leftovers

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Chris Singh, A Boy Named John

Here’s a few more images from the House of Independents show from a few weeks ago. While Bobby Mahoney and the Seventh Son as the headliner, the other bands were pretty darn good too.

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Unfortunately, I didn’t get much of this band. I was back and forth between backstage and my truck when they went on, and I just didn’t have much time. Very loud, very rockin’ though.

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That’s Jeff Crespi, an Asbury Park music photo legend, at work in front.




They had a Queens of The Stone Age sound to them. This last shot is similar to the one leading off this post. I got enthralled with the light that was on Chris, with and without the mirror ball effect. I was happy with how my FujiX100T was performing in the low light here.

The Vaughns

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Lead Singer Anna Lies

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Their sound grew on me as their set went on. A little Smashing Pumpkins, a little Nirvana, a little Four Non Blondes. Very trippy.

And some leftovers…

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The perils of rock ‘n roll decadence (not really, just Zack Sandler chatting before the show.)


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Anna Lies shoots a look while doing a Neil Young song with Bobby Mahoney


Bassist John Shepard’s girlfriend gives him a kiss during the performance.


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Bobby Mahoney gives a kiss after the show.


Zack Sandler’s saxophone, at rest.

And, on the way out of town, just before picking up 195 West to head home, my last shot of August 2017…

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Never Forget

In Remembrance

One morning, a few years ago in Jersey City, New Jersey, I got lucky with some beautiful light at the 9/11 Memorial there.


Read about Joe McNally’s fantastic project:

Sunday Focus: Joe McNally and the Faces of Ground Zero

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