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To keep you busy this weekend, here's a fun list from Food Tank – the self-described food think-tank website – of their 66 favorite food-related Instagram accounts. Famous chefs and food mavens like Anthony Bourdain, Alice Waters,...
I’m not the first person to say that this year has been a banner one for local, even backyard and roadside, fruit production. We started in late June with black raspberries (black caps) and marked the season’s progress with an abundance of wild...
Fascinating read by Alexis Madrigal at The Atlantic about an even more fascinating art exhibit. Photographer Nicola Twilley visited dozens of refrigerated warehouses that the food system relies on to keep products from spoiling before you buy...
Not a lot of locally grown mushrooms in the North Country, but at least one St. Lawrence County farmer is trying to fill the niche. Mike Corse of Pierrepont grows Shiitake and other kinds of mushrooms on his property at Deep Root Farms. He cuts four...
The long stretches of rain haven't made this growing season easy for anyone so far. Farmers are scrambling to get in the hay when they can. Tomatoes are languishing (Amy Ivy has some good tips on what to do about that). I'm probably not...
News stories tagged with "photography"
Sep 24, 2008 — NCPR is media sponsor for the Tri-Lakes area "Artist at Work Studio Tour" this weekend. The three-day event features more than 30 artists who will open their studio doors to the public to see how a work of art begins. The annual tour is organized by the Adirondack Artists' Guild in Saranac Lake. Todd Moe talks with artist Diane Leifheit, co-organizer of the studio tour. Go to full article
Sep 22, 2008 — On September 13, more than a thousand paddlers came together near the Adirondack town of Inlet to support breast-cancer survivors and raise money for more research of the disease. All those paddlers created what could be the world's largest flotilla of canoes and kayaks. Jerry Waskiewicz took a picture of them. It's today's photo of the day on our web site. It looks like an island made of thousands of slivers of color, which is pretty much what it is. It's an amazing photo and Jonathan Brown asked Waskiewicz how he got it. Go to full article
Mar 07, 2008 — Historians studying the North Country find a lot of different ways to capture glimpses of the past. Jon Kopp, a former state forester who owns an antique store in Tupper Lake, has set out to collect thousands of vintage postcards. The cards were made by professional photographers like Seneca Ray Stoddard and Henry Beech. Their images of the Adirondacks were sent all over the world. Jon Kopp talked about his collection with Brian Mann. Go to full article
Feb 08, 2008 — The Saranac Lake Winter Carnival wraps up this weekend, with more fireworks and a big parade, and of course one of the biggest ice palaces in years. For the last eighteen years, Mark Kurtz has had a front-row seat for the celebration. He's the official photographer of the Carnival. His big outdoor slideshow Sunday night is one of the most popular attractions. Kurtz told Brian Mann that he thinks of his work as a way of holding up a mirror to the community. Go to full article
Dec 31, 2007 — Some artists spend a lifetime developing their craft, slowly building a grammar of expression. Adirondack photographer Nathan Farb's journey began very differently. He's known in the North Country for his massive, intricate landscape portraits. But his first efforts with a camera were spent in the crucible of the mid-1960s, shooting photographs in New York City. In a few dangerous, vibrant months during 1967, Farb captured images of an era that has come to be known as the Summer of Love. He photographed icons like Martin Luther King Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. He also documented the lives of anonymous people living in a revolutionary age. Forty years later, Nathan Farb is exhibiting those pictures and writing a book about his experience. He talked about the work with Brian Mann. Go to full article
by Lucy Martin
Oct 02, 2007 — A new book out this week celebrates trees and the arboretum at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm. It's a reference book for common trees of the North East, and a walking guide for the arboretum. Proceeds will support continuing efforts by the Friends of the Farm to protect and enhance the historic outdoor space. Photos from the book are featured in the farm's October art show. Ottawa correspondent Lucy Martin spoke with the co-authors of For the Love of Trees at the edge of the arboretum. Go to full article
Aug 15, 2007 — David Doubilet is a contributing editor for National Geographic magazine, where he's photographed more than 60 stories since his first assignment in the early 70's. He's traveled the globe and his photographs have appeared in dozens of publications. He's also been part of the NPR-National Geographic Radio Expedition series. Doubilet lives in Clayton and will share some of his underwater images at the Clayton Opera House Thursday night (6 pm) as part of the Great Lakes Seaway Trail Shipwrecks speakers series. He spoke with Todd Moe about his first underwater photography as a youngster and his life of adventure since then. Go to full article
May 08, 2007 — The ice is gone, the geese are back and there's plenty of sunshine. Just the sort of weather Ian Coristine has been waiting all winter for. We spoke with him last autumn as he was closing his family's St. Lawrence river home for the winter. Coristine is a Thousand Islands photographer and writer who divides his time between Montreal and Raleigh Island, his seasonal home on the St. Lawrence. He maintained a live view of the river from his island via a web cam this winter. Todd Moe spoke with him about reopening his river cottage for the season -- reviving a motorboat, some emergency plumbing repairs and solitude. Go to full article
Mar 12, 2007 — Photographer Nathan Farb is most famous in the Adirondacks for his large-scale wilderness scenes. But as a young man, Farb spent three years documenting life on New York City's Lower East Side. In 1967, when the Summer of Love swept over Tomkins Square Park, Farb captured the revolution on film. There are photographs of New York icons like Andy Warhol and Diane Arbus. But there are also powerful, intimate images of everyday people whose lives were being transformed. For the first time, Farb's Summer of Love photographs can be seen in his new exhibition, called "A Photographer's Journal." The show is being mounted at the Richard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University. To talk about the project, Nathan Farb met recently with Brian Mann in Tomkins Square Park. Brian sent this audio postcard. Go to full article
Dec 12, 2006 — Mark Bowie is a third-generation Adirondack photographer. He grew up in Glens Falls where his father and grandfather have run a commercial photography business for more than 50 years. Todd Moe talks with photographer Mark Bowie, about his first coffee table book, "Adirondack Waters: Spirit of the Mountains". It's the culmination of ten years of photographing rivers, streams, wetlands and waterfalls in the region. Bowie spent his summers as a child in the southern Adirondacks and says the waters are the most beautiful aspect of the region. Go to full article