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  • From Port of Los Angeles, CA to Hamburg Harbor, Germany

    From Harbor to Hafen

    Harbor
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Feb 06th, 2015

    The Ports of Los Angeles and Hamburg are two of the busiest and most important harbors around the world. One in the USA, the other one in Europe where I lived nearby for the first 20 years of my life. The word and photo essay allows for a glimpse at both ports. One series of photographs were taken in a matter of minutes, the other one during a visit of Hamburg Harbor in 2011 along memory lane.

  • ZERO: Countdown to Tomorrow at Guggenheim Museum, NY

    Otto Piene an Artist and Mensch

    Zero
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Dec 17th, 2014

    The Guggenheim Museum in New York will close the ZERO exhibition on January 7, 2015. It is a comprehensive survey, highlighting more than 40 artists from 10 countries in Europe, South America and Japan. They were members of major artist groups and developments post WWII during the 1950s - 1960s.The second part of this article is dedicated to Otto Piene at CAVS/ MIT - and all who came to work or knew him and The Center.

  • Scorton Marsh, Sandwich, Cape Cod

    A Poetic Photo Story

    Scorton Marsh
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 30th, 2014

    We live in the Berkshire Hills and forests, near lakes. Growing up close to the Baltic and North Seas draws me to oceans still. So we recently spent a wonderful and sunny week on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. A photography project follows: From a thousand new Cape photos, we photo-shopped 100, then selected approximately 40, further enhanced or painterly distorted them (or not) for this story and poem.

  • A Secret Passage Way - 2014

    Global Call to Participate in Photo Project

    Passages
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jun 17th, 2014

    From February to May we invited participants to submit photographs and words via email and Face Book representing passages in any way real or imagined. Collaborators expanded the project in amazing and unexpected directions. Here is the resulting digital exhibition:

  • Londoners

    People and Places

    Lon
    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 29th, 2014

    Taking the pulse of people and places while out and about in London. Catching the vibrant rhythms and social flavors of a great city.

  • Dubliners

    Town and Country

    Dub
    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 24th, 2014

    Fulfilling a lifelong dream to hoist a pint of Guinness in a Dublin pub on my birthday. We were in and out of the city connecting with the Irish heritage of my mother and her ancestors. Encountering the whimsical poetic people in the city and touring the lush countryside and craggy coast there was much that rocked my bones and rattled my DNA. Here is a portfolio of images capturing the essence of that experience.

  • The Burren, Cliffs of Moher and Newgrange

    A Photo Essay

    Rocks of Ireland
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Mar 16th, 2014

    A photograph is worth how many words? You decide! Our trip to Ireland and England included a couple of days experiencing the land, people and natural wonders of Ireland by bus. We returned with rock-solid photographs (pardon the pun!) and long lasting memories.

  • 250 Year Old Southern Live Oak Tree

    Hosting Epiphytes: Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern

    Live Oaks
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 27th, 2013

    A series of photographs with a short report will remain on the BFA Project Space. These 16 photos were a gift, received from a very old Southern Oak Tree and the people, who care for the massive tree, hanging Spanish Moss and Resurrection Fern.

  • Venus of Willendorf

    Poem Inspired by Vienna Viewing

    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 23rd, 2013

    While in Vienna Astrid Hiemer viewed the Venus of Willendorf. It inspired the poem reposted from Maverick Arts Magazine.

  • The Roads of North America, Part Four

    From DC to Georgia and Home

    Travel 4
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 14th, 2013

    When we started planning a trip south, Savannah, Georgia, was the first location that came to mind. Actually, John Berendt’s novel, 'In the Garden of Good and Evil,' triggered our thoughts and imagination. We wanted to explore Old Savannah, as he had portrayed it. Other stops along the way fell into place after that.

  • The Roads of North America, Part Three

    A Drive South from the Berkshires to Georgia – 2013

    Travel 3
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 07th, 2013

    Part Three you wonder? It's our second road trip which we chronicled in daily entries, noting all roads by numbers. And what an adventure! The stops in this report include days in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, DC.

  • Birches and Baobab Trees

    Ancient Spirit Trees

    B & B
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Nov 15th, 2012

    Birches have fascinated me for many years! In 2009 we were introduced to Baobab Trees during a trip to Senegal, West Africa. Baobab Trees are also ancient trees with attributions of mystical powers since Millennia. The photo project attempts to convey some of the mysteries.

  • Saratoga: A Day At The Races

    And Behind the Scenes

    Saratoga
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 19th, 2012

    We spent a fabulous day at the Saratoga Race Course, Saratoga Springs, New York, with our guide Don George, who has lived half of his life with horses as owner and trainer. 50 plus photos accompany the article, a visual story.

  • Romanian Photo Exhibition

    Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24

    Jazz
    By: Charles Giuliano - Jul 04th, 2011

    Jazz on a Summer's Day. The German/ Romanian artist, Elisabeth Ochsenfeld, has curated an exhibition of vintage, black and white photographs of leading American musicians by Charles Giuliano. The portraits have been enlarged and laminated for outdoor display during the Festivalul International de Jazz Garana, Romania July 21-24. Following the event the images will be donated to a museum in Garana.

  • The Roads of North America: Part Two

    Visiting Friends, Art and Natural Wonders

    Part 2
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 23rd, 2010

    Here's Part Two of entries from my daily diary, while traveling in North America. We started out in Massachusetts in May this year, drove through six States West and South to reach lower Texas, where we spent five nights. Texas is big and beautiful ! Then on to New Mexico, North to Arizona and Utah, East to Colorado ! From there through six more States, before reaching Massachusetts and Home again. Coverage begins in New Mexico.

  • The Roads of North America, Part One

    Charles was Driving Ms. Astrid, the Navigator

    Roads1
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Aug 28th, 2010

    After 6500 miles and 33 days, we returned home ! We had traveled through more than ten states, visited many museums and other cultural sites. We saw America's natural wonders, spent lovely days with old friends and met many interesting people along the way. Please follow us through our journey via photos and entries in my diary.

  • Pueblo Potter Maria Martinez

    In Depth Collection of Denver Art Museum

    Martinez
    By: Charles Giuliano - May 31st, 2010

    Many American museums display examples of the black ware pottery created by Maria Martinez and painted by her husband Julian. The Denver Art Museum has an in depth collection of these unique pieces in a variety of shapes and decorative styles. It is one of the highlights of their stunning presentation of the Art of the Americas.

  • The Carlsbad Caverns

    Deep Below New Mexico

    Caverns
    By: Astrid Hiemer - May 27th, 2010

    .The Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico were recommended to us as a destination on our second “See America” tour. We drove 3000 miles to have the experience. They are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Lafayette Cemetery in New Orleans

    Remarkable Landmark and Heritage

    New Orleans Cemetery
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Jun 06th, 2008

    Because of the ground water issues the burials in New Orleans are above ground in vaults. A tour of the Lafayette Cemetery in the Garden District reveals interesting evidence of the ethnic diversity of the Crescent City.

  • sunflowers

    Poems in German and English

    sunflowers - Image 1
    By: Astrid Hiemer - Sep 24th, 2006

    Spectacular late summer sun flowers inspired the poems in German and English by Astrid Hiemer.