A Special Showing...

Sparks Of Insanity By Vinny "Bond" Marini Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Remember to go to yesterday's post HERE to tell us why you should receive a copy of AC/DC's new DVD No Bull - The Director's Cut...Winner will be announced on Wednesday.

Bruce Byers is a Fraternity Brother, a fabulous photographer and a generous, kind soul. If you are in the NY area, I highly recommend you attend this show.

The show is on the wall. Please come see it.

Friday night September 26th artist talk starting at 6 pm
The President & the Board of Governors of
The National Arts Club


Rights of Passage

Photographs by Bruce Byers & Annabel Clark

September 22 - October 16, 2008

Opening night: Friday, September 26th

Artist Talk : 6pm

Opening Reception: 7-9pm

National Arts Club
15 Gramercy Park South
New York, NY 10003
Photo (left) Annabel Clark ~~~~~ Photo (right) Bruce Byers
Every child deserves an education and medical care. Yet these basic rights remain unavailable to a large majority. New York-based photographers Bruce Byers and Annabel Clark work with non-profit organizations that provide these services to children and teens in disadvantaged communities around the world.

In tandem, their photographs provide a glimpse into the lives of children in need. Given a free education and medical care, these children are able to rise above the challenges they have been born with so that they can not only integrate, but flourish in our world.

If there ever was a time to create these photographs it is now. The photographers produce these images independently. Help is always welcome.

Bruce Byers

Byers has photographed medical missions in Bangladesh, Cambodia and China through the charities Healing the Children Northeast and the Chinese Agape Foundation. He also photographs children living with cancer in the U.S through the St Baldrick's Foundation.

Byers has spent over 35 years perfecting the art of observing. With a wealth of professional experience matched with a sensitive eye, Byers captures his observations photographically with evocative results. The images reflect a range of emotions, immersing the viewer in a world of private moments that most of us would otherwise miss. Unstaged and unstructured, these images reflect spontaneous moments of introspection, isolation, joy, serenity and playfulness. The genuine feelings communicated in Byers work represent the true spirit of life in its everyday guise.

Byers has traveled all over the world preserving his observations on film. He explains, "I am intrigued by the emotional power of an individual's private reveries, typically unobserved by the outside world."

Byers is represented in NYC at the Old Print Shop and also teaches at NYU.

Annabel Clark

Clark connected with the Sierra Leonean charity Action for Child Protection to photograph a school that provides free education to street children, some of whom grew up as soldiers in their country's civil war. She has since gone on medical missions with Healing the Children to photograph youth in Colombia and Brazil for whom cleft lip and palate surgeries are life altering.

Clark was born in Topanga Canyon, California in 1981. She received her B.F.A. from Parsons School of Design in 2003. During her final term at Parsons, she photographed her mother, actress Lynn Redgrave, during treatment and recovery from breast cancer. It was published as a six-page spread in the New York Times Magazine and then as the book Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery from Breast Cancer, by Umbrage Editions. In June 2007, she began a traveling exhibition of Journal at the Minnesota Center for Photography and has since exhibited at Peer Gallery, the Phillips Beth Israel School of Nursing in New York City and Vassar College. Her editorial work has been seen in The New York Times Magazine, The Observer Magazine, Marie Claire, Glamour and Proto Magazine and she has worked as the stills photographer on several independent films. She also teaches photography workshops at the Creative Center, a nonprofit organization that provides free art classes to people living with cancer.

All the prints on display are for sale and part of the proceeds will
benefit the organizations we document. Your contributions will help Bruce and Annabel continue to inform and inspire the world with the power of storytelling that is the signature of photography.

Bruce Byers

Annabel Clark

Healing The Children
St Baldrick's
Chinese Agape

Waldorf School
The Old Print Shop
Harman paper

Coming up this week on DR. BLOGSTEIN’S RADIO HAPPY HOUR:
(Live on Tuesday September 23 at 9PM ET and forever archived at

Shawn Amos, son of cookie king Famous Amos, joins Dr. Blogstein and Dangerous Lee.
Shawn is the face and one of the founding partners of Getback.com. Funded in part by the founders of Rhino Records, GetBack.com is a website dedicated to all pop-culture, music, and entertainment from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Think you know 70’s, 80’s and 90’s pop culture trivia? Shawn will put two lucky listeners to the test with the GetBackPop Quiz! If you want to play for a chance to win a GetBack.com prize pack, email me now. (first two emailers will play, the next two will be backup)

Also this week, New York Post reporter Max Gross will stop by to explain how he went from a schlubby, overweight ne’er-do-well with an unwieldy Jewfro to a world class stud.

The author of From Schlub to Stud: How to Embrace Your Inner Mensch and Conquer the Big City will show us that thanks to movies like Knocked Up and actors like Seth Rogan, being a chubby nerd is no longer a social death sentance.tapd.jpg

Then, Craig Zucker, the co-founder and CEO of Tap’dNY will tell us why New York City water is better than water from “the top of some far away mountain.”

All that, plus the music of Orange County based indie-rock band, VOiD808, Vinny Bond drags his Big Leather Couch into the Radio Happy Hour Lounge to chat live with the listeners, Justin the Weatherman and we’ll take your calls at 646-652-4804.

Join us live every Tuesday night at 9PM ET. The Radio Happy Hour Lounge-a live, interactive chat room during show time! It’s the show within the show!

10 Of Your Sparks

  1. DrillerAA Says:
  2. Unfortunately, many children right here in the wealthiest country in the world, suffer from the same issues, no food, no medical care, no parents, and no future.
    It is up to us to help one another because I don't think any administration is capable of doing an adequate job of meeting the needs of these kids. I will post more later this fall.
    Have a great day.

  3. Schmoop Says:
  4. Bagwine, Ohio has some the best drinking water in the world. No, seriously. Cheers!!

  5. DRILLERAA: Agree 10000%....

    MATT-Man: Same here in Memphis...excellent water

  6. Liz Hill Says:
  7. LMAO at the thought of Matty actually drinking water

  8. Oregon water kinda sucks. Now Utah waters is deee-licious.

    Those pictures are very powerful and Driller is right we do have those same issues in the US but the level of poverty and disease in those third world countries is a different class of poverty all together. I don't think it needs to be either/or. I donate and volunteer local and I donate and volunteer global.

  9. I'm with Starr; help need not be focused only locally or globally. Locally, your impact might be great or small; help on a global level, and your impact could be astronomically high, at least as far as the life of one child. Hubby and I support causes locally and globally. It just makes good stewardship sense.

    Your friend's photos are amazing.

  10. i have some ozark mountain music called "ozark red hair" by the people who produce it
    i have a tape for ya'll this weekend
    of it
    charlene in alaska

    i love it

  11. Tug Says:
  12. They both have some amazing photos...very nice!

  13. Travis Cody Says:
  14. Whether we do a small thing or a big thing, we should do some thing.

    Great photos.

  15. Fred Says:
  16. Got your note over at my place about Diane. I'll send her a link to your blog...hopefully she'll drop in for a visit.


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