Ananda Nahu in New York

Brazilian muralist Ananda Nahu has made her way to New York after a 8 year dream started by her and her husband Izolag after encountering my photos on Flickr.  The dream is only half complete because only one of them was able to make it here after a receiving a grant from CEC Arts link.  The original plan, which Linda Cunningham proposed from BronxArtSpace was to fund one of them and get the funding for Izolag.  CEC Arts Link denied the first proposal which included both Ananda and Izolag last year.  Ananda applied again and was able to make it.  But the dream of having the three of us exhibit at the BronxArtSpace failed for the second time.  Ananda is now rocking New York, one mural at a time with the hope of gaining a joint exhibition which will include all of us.  Here is a glimpse of the uncompleted piece of Adeleine at BRIC House in Brooklyn.

 

Adeleine by Ananda Nahu at BRIC House

BK Live 3/5/14: Ananda Nahu & Jeremy Thal segment from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo.

The Bronx Polar Bears

The Bronx Polar Bears

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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0117.jpg]130The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0131.jpg]160The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
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Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0214.jpg]120The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0226.jpg]130The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0227.jpg]80The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0229.jpg]80The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0233.jpg]100The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0236.jpg]100The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0238.jpg]190The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0239.jpg]160The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0248.jpg]170The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0251.jpg]90The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0255.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0257.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0264.jpg]100The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0265.jpg]90The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0266.jpg]140The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0277.jpg]70The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0281.jpg]80The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0284.jpg]90The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0287.jpg]110The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0413.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0417.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0418.jpg]50The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0421.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0424.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0425.jpg]70The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0429.jpg]70The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0430.jpg]70The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0431.jpg]40The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0432.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0433.jpg]40The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0438.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0439.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0440.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0441.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0442.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0446.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0448.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0449.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0450.jpg]40The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0451.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0455.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0457.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0458.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0459.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0461.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0462.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0463.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0464.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0465.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0466.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0467.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0468.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0470.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0472.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0473.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0474.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0475.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0476.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0477.jpg]30The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0480.jpg]70The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0484.jpg]40The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0485.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0493.jpg]10The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0508.jpg]50The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0513.jpg]20The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0526.jpg]110The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0534.jpg]80The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0545.jpg]60The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0548.jpg]50The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0549.jpg]50The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0553.jpg]50The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/the-bronx-polar-bears/thumbs/thumbs_mg_0556.jpg]80The Bronx Polar Bears.
Members of The Bronx Polars Bears and The Coney Island Polar Bears Club hit the cold waters of Orchard Beach on Feb. 18, 2012.

 

Members of The Bronx Polar Bears and the Coney Island Polar Bears hit the waters in Orchard Beach in the Bronx, New York on Feb. 18, 2012.

Miss New York USA 2012

Miss New York USA

[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion032.jpg]2540Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion031.jpg]1020Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion030.jpg]830Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion029.jpg]620Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion028.jpg]530Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion027.jpg]560Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion026.jpg]590Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion025.jpg]390Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion024.jpg]530Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion023.jpg]440Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion022.jpg]380Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion020.jpg]450Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion021.jpg]480Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion019.jpg]410Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion018.jpg]400Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion017.jpg]460Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion016.jpg]490Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion015.jpg]430Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion014.jpg]420Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion013.jpg]370Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion012.jpg]460Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion011.jpg]490Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion010.jpg]430Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage during the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion009.jpg]370Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion008.jpg]360Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion007.jpg]320Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion006.jpg]290Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned Miss New York USA for 2012 by Amber Collins, Miss New York USA 2011at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion005.jpg]300Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion004.jpg]430Miss New York USA
Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion003.jpg]370Miss New York USA
Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion002.jpg]510Miss New York USA
Patricia Schwab of Pelham Manor made the top ten finals in the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. Schwab was eliminated in the final round for the top 5 ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion001.jpg]320Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion033.jpg]340Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion034.jpg]310Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion035.jpg]330Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion036.jpg]290Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion037.jpg]250Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion038.jpg]290Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion039.jpg]270Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion040.jpg]330Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion041.jpg]210Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion042.jpg]180Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion043.jpg]150Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion044.jpg]130Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion045.jpg]150Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion046.jpg]120Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion047.jpg]120Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion048.jpg]190Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion049.jpg]140Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion050.jpg]150Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion051.jpg]210Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion052.jpg]300Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion053.jpg]170Miss New York USA
Contestants take the stage in the first round of the Miss New York USA pageant at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )
[img src=http://rickyflores.com/wp-content/flagallery/miss-new-york-usa/thumbs/thumbs_rf011512fashion054.jpg]180Miss New York USA
Johanna Sambucini, Miss City of Dreams, was crowned the Miss New York USA for 2012 at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College on Jan. 15, 2012. ( Ricky Flores / The Journal News )

 

Photos from Miss New York USA taken at the Performing Arts Center in Purchase.

 

 

Walked pass a school yard today. The children, they must have been a bunch of 4th graders, were walk

Walked pass a school yard today. The children, they must have been a bunch of 4th graders, were walking around a small track counter clockwise. I couldn’t shake the thought that the yard looked like a prison. Why couldn’t they run and play as their hearts desired? What is this world that we have created for them?

My Latino Voice; Seis Del Sur

 

“Close to 100 people filled the 15th floor conference space on September 29th for the Los Seis del Sur photo exhibit, sponsored by VOCES, the New York Times’s Latino Affinity Group.  The attendees – artists, activists, journalists and leaders in the Latino community – were treated to a slideshow and discussion by Los Seis, six award-winning Boricua photographers (with several Pulitzers among them). The event was part of the New York Times’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations.”  -Rosa Alonso for My Latino Voice

The “Dia” Exhibit in The New York Daily News Latino

Puerto Rican Day Parade, 1983

The work of eight Puerto Rican photographers, Frank Espada, Perla de León, David Gonzalez, Joe Conzo, Ricky Flores, Pablo Delano, Máximo Colón, and Francisco Reyes II, will be featured in the Dia exhibition at the New York Photo Festival.  Carolina Gonzalez wrote an advance article on the show in the New York Daily News Latino section.  Four of the eight photographers are members of upcoming 2012 exhibition, Seis Del Sur.