Union Square Grassman

Established in the year 1994, Union Square Grassman is owned and operated by Stewart Borowsky. This eco-friendly business sells wheatgrass, micro-greens and sprouts out of a refurbished school bus at the Union Square Greenmarket all year round. These images capture, visually, a day in the life of an urban agricultural entrepreneur.

Photographs and captions by Max Posner.

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Stewart Borowsky measures seeds for germination at his farm in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Stewart’s day begins at 5am.

 

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Stewart soaks wheatgrass and micro-green seeds in the workbox shipping container at his farm in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The seeds need anywhere between a couple of hours to a few days to soak and germinate.
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Stewart waters wheatgrass in a climate-controlled shipping container grow-rooms at his farm in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
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Wheatgrass sits on shelves at various stages of development in one of the grow-rooms at the Union Square Grassman farm. Wheatgrass takes less than a week to progress.
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Stewart pulls trays of wheatgrass for transport to his school bus before traveling to the Union Square Greenmarket.
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Stewart Borowsky transports wheatgrass from one of the grow-rooms at his farm in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
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Stewart checks the supply of wheatgrass and micro-greens before he heads to the market.
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Stewart departs to the Union Square Greenmarket to set up by 8 am. 
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Stewart pulls wheatgrass and micro-greens from the school bus during setup at the Union Square Greenmarket. Aside from a few part time employees to help at market and the farm, Stewart has run Union Square Grassman on his own since its inception.
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Stewart cuts and bags fresh sunflower micro-greens for sale at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Stewart juices wheatgrass for sale at the Union Square Greenmarket.
Stewart juices wheatgrass for sale.
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Stewart waits for visitors to buy wheatgrass and micro-greens. Stewart has been vending at the Union Square Greenmarket since 1994.

 

 

Max Posner is from Richmond, Virginia and is a student in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography.

Follow Max Posner’s work on Instagram @maxwellives

Brighton Beach Pride 2018

For the second year in a row, New York’s Russian LGBT community marched along the boardwalk from Coney Island to Brighton Beach. The group protested homophobia and discrimination in the neighborhood, which with its large russian speaking population is a link to their native culture. Putin’s Russia has taken an increasingly hard stance against LGBT people over the past years, and several of today’s participants came to the US fleeing persecution.

Photos by Eric Cederlund

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Book- Making Workshop

Students had the opportunity to choose a two- weekend workshop led by book designer Teun Van Der Heijden and photographer Ying Ang (who is also an ICP alumni).

Together they helped students observe on their own work with a different perspective, by making a larger sequence of their photographic project, pair images and make them interact with each other in a form of a book.

“Photographs have the kind of authority over imagination today, which the printed word had yesterday, and the spoken word before that. They seem otterly real.” – Walter Lippmann. 

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Behind the scenes of BAAD, Portrayal.

At the end of the Winter Trimester, Alice O’Malley’s class portrait class, “Portrayal”, took a field to the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD), for an on location shoot with professional dancers from the academy. 

Alumni and teachers assistant Paolo Quadrini captured behind the scenes moments of the students working with their subjects. 
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Discovering the streets of NYC

Photographer Gabriel Munhoz has found a new sense of freedom with his photographic practice since moving to New York City for the Doc and Visual Journalism Program, engaging more intimately with the streets and putting his lens towards the faces and places where light and beauty take center stage. 
 
I like the freedom to create narratives within the frame that street photography allows. They are documents of the unfolding life, but it’s a looser approach compared to documentary photography. 
Back in Brazil, it wasn’t safe to carry my camera on the streets all the time. Here in NYC I feel safe enough to be photographing my surroundings while I navigate through the city. So the street photos end up being, not only snaps of the city, but also a type of a diary of my time here.” 010_Munhoz_Docit014_Munhoz_DocitMunhoz_140104_1208_MasterMunhoz_171219_6324Munhoz_170916_1044Munhoz_171229_2787011_Munhoz_Docit004_Munhoz_DocitMunhoz_171021_5345Munhoz_140104_1196

Deadpan Photography

What is it exactly? An assignment given in Portrayal Class by Alice O’mally tried to answer this question:

Deadpan photograph is devoid of emotion. It simply exists as a subject and photograph, yet it seems to be empty. There is no joy or sorrow, although some can argue that the deadpan itself is a mood of its own. Famous photographers who use this aesthetic seem to be completely detached from the subject that they are photographing, and the word ‘indifference’ seems to describe the photograph perfectly.

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By Sharon Pulwer

20180131_Cruz-03By Federico Cruz.

20180124_Fernandez_2.jpgBy Olivia Fernandez.

20180130__MG_0007_Abigail_MontesBy Abigail Montes.

20180131_Hull_01By Dylan Hull.

Deitch_180130_0016By Eva Deitch.

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By Natalia Rivera.

Self Portrait Assignment

For the first assignment given in Portrayal Class, led by the photographer Alice O’mally, Students had to face through every photographer’s challenge, which is being on both sides of the camera, as a photographer and as a subject.

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20180124 – EricCederlund Self Portrait – 01Eric Cederlund and Sharon Pulwer.

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180122_Deitch_0007Eva Deitch.

210118_elkayam_1Amit Elkayam.

180123_Kanishka-2Kanishka Sonthalia.

180124_Hull_03Dylan Hull.

180124_Qianfeng_Gao_2Cheonbong Ko.

 

180118_Fernandez_Olivia_1Olivia Fernandez.

180118_Rivera_Natalia_3Natalia Rivera.

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Bryce, a Subway and Street Performer

Photographer Olivia Fernandez.

Bryce-VJ1Bryce performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.

Bryce-VJ2Bryce in his bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 12th 2017.

Bryce-VJ3 (1)Bryce about to start performing in the subway, New York City, Dec 2nd 2017.

Bryce-VJ4Bryce performing in the subway, New York City, Nov 11th 2017.

Bryce-VJ5 (1)Bryce and Pit heading back home after performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.

Bryce-VJ6Brian and Pit counting money at H&M after performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017

Bryce-VJ7Bryce, Pit and Puppy in Bryce’s bedroom in Brooklyn, NY, Nov 18th 2017

Bryce-VJ8 (1)Jah learning how to perform in Bryce’s bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 12th 2017.

Bryce-VJ9Bryce in his bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 18th 2017.

Bryce-VJ10Bryce and Pit performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.