Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy 2012

Photo © Valery Rizzo

Hurricane Sandy, Park Slope, Brooklyn, 2012.

Monday, October 29, 2012

FotoWeekDC, Guate Photo and Recent Work

I am honored to have work exhibited at two Photo Festivals this year. Foto DC awarded me (Pin-up girls) with an Honorable Mention in their FotoWeekDC 2012 International Awards Competition, which will be part of an exhibit at FotoWeekCentral. FotoWeekDC runs from November 9 -18, 2012 and will be a massive celebration of photography across The District of Columbia and more.

I was also very honored to be included as part of the [DOT] COM exhibit at the Guate Photo Festival in Guatemala, in an effort to bring online media to the Gallery. Two photographs from my Brooklyn series will be part of Looking at Ourselves: Portraits Featured on Lenscratch a projected exhibition curated by the great and influential Aline Smithson of the Photography blogzine Lenscratch.

I continue to work on projects at The Brooklyn Navy Yard as part of my residency through the Visiting Artist Program at BLDG 92. I have been concentrating on the Green aspect of The Yard as well as the food artisans and businesses within it's industrial walls.

Presently I am working on my next blog post for Eating Brooklyn, my food photography blog, where I spent the day with Annie Novak and the rest of the crew at Eagle Street Rooftop Farm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, harvesting their well grown hot peppers and then watching them make their Hot Sauces and Chile Salt which they sell at the farm.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Télérama Magazine

All images © Valery Rizzo

I recently had the pleasure of working with the French publication Télérama on an article about Brooklyn, featuring 14 of my photographs focused on rooftop farms, artists and food and drink artisans in Brooklyn. Featured were Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, Brooklyn Grange, Domestic Construction, Beekeeper Tim O'Neal at the Added Value Redhook Community Farm, Mast Brothers Chocolate, Kings County Distillery and Dekalb Market. Two of the photos were holga shots from my Brooklyn Book Project.

If you would like to read the article you can also see it online here on Télérama's website.