Professional Photography for Harbor Lab's Peace Lantern and Paddleboating Festival

On September 25, 2016, to commemorate UN International Peace Day, Harbor Lab set up a day of paddleboating, meditation, and peace lantern making at Gantry Plaza State Park in Queens. It was their biggest event yet with speakers including UN officials, state senators, Buddhist monks and environmental activists. 

Featured in the Gallery section under the heading "UN International Peace Day" are photos of the entire event! 

Professional Photography for Improv Everywhere's MP3 Experiment 13

Featured in the Gallery section of this website are photos from my coverage of 2000-person-plus NYC-based comedy collective, Improv Everywhere's annual event -- the MP3 Experiment (this year being lucky number 13!) on September 24. 

To see the link featured on their site: https://improveverywhere.com/2016/09/16/mp3-experiment-thirteen-thanks/

Some participant quotes from the event:

This is my sixth one. I never miss it. I love the unity. There’s no racism. No hatred. For forty-seven minutes, I get world peace.
— Heidi Rothstein
It’s a blast for strangers to come together to do something silly. We need more silly in the world.
— Sue Berch
We’re always checking. This is our second time. Last time we came for the Festival of Lights in Prospect Park. It’s a way to meet new people and to come out of your box. It’s about everyone being silly with you.
— Sharmine Hogan and José Torres
It’s just my first time but I love how it’s all sorts of random people here. That’s what it is — It’s spontaneity.
— Kenneth Lay

Mentioned in The Daily Beast

In the story, "How Racist Was Princeton's 'Mexican' Party?", by Amelia Warshaw, reporter for The Daily Beast, she discusses a student-held, "Mexican-themed" party that had little to do with true Mexican culture, thereby rousing existing tensions on the college campus regarding race relations and cultural appropriation.  

I was approached for a statement, as a former member of an urban Latin dance company on campus, and was quoted in the following:

Isabella Gomes, Princeton class of 2016 and former member of Más Flow Dance Company at Princeton, told The Daily Beast that while she appreciates “the dean’s message… it baffles me that this event was allowed to have happened at all.”
“Or maybe it doesn’t,” she added, “that says something about Princeton’s campus culture and where it needs to be… when you have students who are sociology majors, international and public-affairs majors, cultural studies certificate students and beyond participating in events like the party on Monday, it’s hard to see aspects of our campus culture as anything but a mechanism that perpetuates the trivialization and caricaturization of entire cultures.”

Link: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/16/how-racist-was-princeton-s-mexican-party.html?via=desktop&source=facebook

 

University removes posting of discriminatory scholarship

May 20, 2016 The Daily Princetonian Opinion Column, "University removes posting of discriminatory scholarship" by Isabella Gomes, senior opinion columnist from 2012-2016

lhttp://dailyprincetonian.com/opinion/2016/05/university-removes-posting-of-discriminatory-scholarship/

After publishing this piece, John Power of The Guardian covered the topic and attributed my piece as a reference, as seen in the images below.

Update: As of Sep 18, 2016, The Guardian's article has received 860 shares and 82 comments. 

The Human Rights Watch and Joseph Amon, epidemiologist and human rights activist, also retweeted my piece.