In the aftermath of the storm last week, I was fortunate enough to have many places in Brooklyn where I was more than welcome to stay, but made the decision to stick things out in my neighborhood. For 6 days we were without power and cell service. Compared to other communities on the coastlines that were hit, for many of us this was a temporary inconvenience, though there are many small business and families in this neighborhood that will have lasting repercussions. I’m glad I stayed where I live. I was able to volunteer my time and check on elderly neighbors and families. I was able to see a neighborhood improvising and making things work day by day, which is the spirit that prevails here. We are one piece of a community within a whole and it is in tough times that we are able to see who and what makes this city so great.
One of Lillian Bassman’s stunning photographs from the book ‘Lillian Bassman: Women’. It includes 140 of her best images.
"A magazine art director and fashion photographer, she achieved renown in the 1940s and ’50s with high-contrast, dreamy portraits of sylphlike models, died on Monday at her home in Manhattan. She was 94."