Photograph — Archival pigment print

14" x 21" matted in white and framed in black wood to 19" x 27"




After a longtime applying my skills to the advertising industry I began to carve out a new POV in 2001.  My interests began to shift on 9/11 when my studio and family were a few blocks from the World Trade Center.  My work turned personal; if it wasn’t heartfelt, it wasn’t felt quite as much.  


I can thank many for what’s inspired me; without question, my artist friends and then the legion of remarkable artists whose work precedes us; Ray, Penn, Doisneau, Cartier-Bresson, Salgado, Erwitt, Koudelka, Horst, Winogrand, Lange, Frank, Kertesz, ETC. 


I love the mechanics, invention and process, but what’s dear to me are the developing narratives.  The emotional focus is often about a person; at times I am the subject.  What assignation I make comes as I view a print, when I see a tale worthy of the telling; it’s as if I’m seeing it for the very first time. Mostly, my images are straightforward, but interpretations do vary.

"Ode to Orwell" Ken Tannenbaum


    Emerge Gallery & Art Space

    228A Main Street, Saugerties, NY  (845) 247-7515

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