The 1st Edition
Greetings and welcome to the 1st Edition of my newsletter. I'll just say this. It's your fault. Well, perhaps a better way to put it would be it's in response to your messages. Either way… it's your fault.
Over the past few years, I've been asked a few particular questions repeatedly, like "Where can I see more of the photos you took from X event?", "Have you ever considered writing? Or writing a book?" And the perennial "Where can I find out about all these events you cover? I'd like to go too!"
So, if you've asked me any of these questions and like this newsletter, you have yourself to thank.
While social media outlets are truly remarkable for sharing short texts and photos, their platforms have limitations. It's tough to go deep or have a collection of any sort in one place.
That's why publications exist.
But that leads to another issue…
Now don't get me wrong, I've been incredibly blessed and doubly grateful to all of the outlets and periodicals that have published me over the years. Truthfully, I'd never have been able to do what I do now without their guidance, encouragement, and support. But being published comes with some strings.
There are limits to what you can say, how many photos you can show. And sometimes, you get censored.
So with all that in mind, I'm launching this newsletter so I can present the beauty of the Faith unfiltered.
Now about subscribing; you will always be able to subscribe and access all the content free of charge. BUT. If you can swing a paid subscription, you will be materially supporting the work that I do.
You'll be putting the gas in the tank, providing for the gear, and keeping the coffee flowing on the long assignments. And you'll be responsible for allowing me to share with the world the beauty and mission of the Catholic Church. Uncensored and often otherwise untold.
So please take a look around and feel free to email me with any suggestions you might have.
And to each and every one of you, thank you for your prayers, love, and support; know that I'm eternally grateful.
God Bless, Jeff
Behind the Scenes with the Sisters of Life | Part 1
A peek at some previously unpublished photos…and a little story …Read More
Fall 2021 Pro Life Events in New York
See the Schedule here…
The Portraits of Grace Exhibition at the Sheen Center
I was honored by an invitation to curate an exhibition for the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture in Lower Manhattan for it’s grand re-opening. But there was one question that they forgot to ask me…Read More
The Church that Rose when the Towers Fell
On this 20th Anniversary of the tragedy of 9/11 it’s never been more important than now to look for Christ’s Mercy Read More
And in closing…
How the Catholic Church saved New York City | Part 1
New York City has a split personality. On the one hand Catholicism is deeply woven into practically every aspect of it’s cultural fabric. On the other hand, it’s anti-Catholic.
It’s a story of a city so filled with promise and possibility yet so hellbent on it’s own destruction.
But Divine Providence has repeatedly stepped in with saving Grace; the stories as countless as those who have knelt in prayer in one of it’s churches.
They say history repeats itself. Well, in the case of this story, let’s pray that’s true…Read More
5 to follow
Here’s a few visual artists you may want to take a peek at
Antoine Mekary — Photojournalist
Well that’s it for this edition. Next month I’ll be talking a bit more about the philosophy and practice of evangelizing through imagery. Also sharing a relatively unknown story about the day the ‘Santa Maria’, Christopher Columbus’ flagship sank (in honor of Columbus day) and a brand new article and image collection from within a Cloister. So please subscribe to see them!
Wishing you all a great September, please keep me in your prayers, and know that you’ll be in mine.
God Bless, Jeff