Posts Tagged ‘photography’


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Just Say Cuomo! Another male politician is on the hot seat battling charges of sexual harassment, the recently adored New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. I there a there there? We tackle that question and meet with one of America’s great women photographers, Lynn Davis, the focus of a new, extraordinary film that takes a look at climate change but is something truly unique. It’s a celebration of Women’s History Month on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast  when Halli and her partner in politics, former White House correspondent and Newsweek and Time alum, Matthew Cooper, slice and dice the political news of the week.  


How quickly the tide can change in politics. Only a few months ago, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was the darling of America, his compassion-filled daily updates on his state’s battle with coronavirus, a salve to the bombastic, unfeeling then President Trump much watch TV. Now after three young women have accused the governor of sexual harassment, the love is gone. And we as a society are back to that question of what’s credible? What’s fair? Must we believe a woman just because she says so? Have we swung too far in believing men at the expense of men’s rights? There’s much to discuss and Halli and Matt do, and a whole lot more from the HR-1 Bill, to the antics of Republican governors and their cheeky handling of coronavirus, to President Biden’s stimulus package and oh, so much more. Tune in, won’t you!


Sometimes we cross paths with something so astonishing, so unexpected, it just takes our breath away, And that is what will happen to you when you watch the new documentary MELTDOWN a film that features the stunning work of renowned photographer Lynn Davis and the profound insight of climate scientist Tony Leiserowitz  as they confront the effects of climate change in a remote area of the world, Illulisat, Greenland, “ground Zero” for the climate crisis, too many refuse to acknowledge as a real threat to civilization. Produced as a small, intimate conversation, the film’s stage the large, stunning canvas of glaciers and ice sheets, MELTDOWN is profoundly enlightening, a remarkable convergence of art, science, and humanity, where beauty and tragedy share the stage, a starkly thoughtful lesson for those who don’t know that we are the earth and the earth is us, we are the one. Davis, the award-winning “Ice” photographer, friend of the greats like Imogen Cunningham, Robert Mapplethorpe, is one of the most fascinating artists of our time, as you’ll learn from our interview.

Just Say Cuomo, photographer Lynn Davis, climate change, Women’s History Month, President Biden, Covid-19, voter suppression, and so much more, this week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Podcast with Matthew Cooper and always available at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com, on all your favorite apps, and on your Alexa device, too. Let’s talk politics and prose!



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This week on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show two stories of terrorism. Up first, photographer Jane Schreibman, who had a brush with fate when she happened across an odd-looking object on the street in her Chelsea neighborhood that turned out to be a bomb. Her discovery led to the capture of the man alleged to be responsible for the earlier explosion that day that had injured 29. What a story! And in our second segment, the gut-wrenching story of Farida Khalaf, a young Yazidi girl captured and brutally raped and tortured by ISIS who orchestrated her own escape and who lived to tell the tale recounted in the book THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISISI. Our guest the author of the book and journalist Andrea C. Hoffman.

isisbookPhotographer Jane Schreibman grew up in Englewood, New Jersey and is a longtime resident of the Chelsea District in Manhattan. A traveling photographer, her work has been exhibited throughout the world including Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum, Mannheim, Germany Galleri Image Astral Allusions -Images From India – Aarhus Denmark, Museo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy, Fotografia Oltre, Chiasso, Switzerland and in the United States at David J. Brodsky Gallery, Princeton University and at the Marcuse Pheifer Gallery, Self Portraits (Grp) New York City. The night of the Chelsea bombing she sighted something what she described as weird on the street that looked like a “kids scientific experiment.” What happened thereafter is quite a story.

jane-in-red-with-copIn the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her off into sexual slavery. THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS: FARIDA’S STORY tells the story of her incredible account of defying the odds and escaping a life of torture in order to share her story with the world. Devastating and inspiring, THE GIRL WHO ESCAPED ISIS is astonishing.

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Wednesday, April 6, 3 pm ET The Halli Casser-Jayne Show takes a hard look at women and violence internationally and domestically with the founder of FUTURES WITHOUT VIOLENCE Esta Soler and with author of MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND, Joni Binder.

Esta Soler is an expert on violence against women and children. She founded Futures Without Violence over 30 years ago and transformed it into one of the world’s leading violence prevention agencies. Under Soler’s direction, Futures Without Violence was a driving force behind passage of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994. She is committed to passage of the International Violence Against Women Act to prevent gender-based violence on a global scale. Soler’s many awards include a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellowship, a Koret Israel Prize, and a University of California Public Health Heroes Award.

AfricaBookMile46Joni Binder’s new book MILE 46: FACE TO FACE IN MAASAILAND is a fascinating photographic and literary memoir about her time in Kenya living with the Maasai that underscores the urgent need for global community awareness and support for women who are disenfranchised by their own cultures. A wife and mother of two, Binder has served as president of the Modern Art Council at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and has become a strong advocate of arts education as a Fine Arts Committee member and Education Committee co-chair for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms of the U.S. Department of State. She is currently helping to lead an international arts-driven campaign with Futures Without Violence and The Representation Project to raise awareness about healthy masculinity and its role in eliminating domestic violence.

A conversation about violence against women and the efforts to end genital mutilation in a thought-provoking, empowering hour with Esta Soler and Joni Binder on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, April 6, 3 pm ET. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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DanKainenBookPolarTravel to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday December 16, 3 pm ET when joining Halli at her table are inventor, artist, photographer, and industrial designer, Dan Kainen author of a new Photicular ™ book: POLAR and David Good, author of THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI.

An alumnus of Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Dan Kainen is at home in such diverse fields as fabric screen printing, electro-optic and laser systems design, and commercial lighting design and manufacturing. His art has been exhibited in the Ronald Feldman Gallery in Soho, among other New York galleries and private collections, and his lighting designs have been marketed nationwide. In the 1980s Kainen started experimenting with holography, and then with integrated images. This led to three patents in that field, the latest of which is the basis for the Photicular™ books, SAFARI AND OCEAN. Now from Dan Kainen a new Photicular book: POLAR, that takes readers on a stunning journey to the remote, mysterious, and severe Arctic and Antarctic.

DavidGoodBookTheWayAroundDavid Good is a Yanomami-American, his mother a Yanomami residing in the Amazon Rainforest of southeastern Venezuela. His father, Kenneth Good, is an American anthropologist whom studied the Yanomami people for decades, which is where he met David’s mom. Their family’s history has been televised in National Geographic and written about in People Magazine, New York Times, and the London Times. Now David tells his own story in his fascinating new memoir, THE WAY AROUND, FINDING MY MOTHER & MYSELF AMONG THE YANOMAMI a story of self-discovery, of being of two worlds, growing up in New Jersey, his mother’s abandonment and return to her tribe in the Amazon when he was six, the heavy toll that took on his childhood and the near-fatal car accident that gave him a purpose: to find a way back to his mom. Good is the founder and executive director of The Good Project, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to the education, health care, and preservation of indigenous groups in South and Central America.

Join us on a journey to the ends of the earth on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, December 16, 3 pm ET with Renaissance man Dan Kainen and memoirist David Good. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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Pulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly, 2010When he was a mere-25-year-old UPI photographer, David Hume Kennerly won the 1972 Pulitzer Prize for his photos of the Vietnam War and the Ali-Frazier Fight, one of the youngest people to ever receive that honor. Two years later he was appointed President Gerald R. Ford’s personal White House photographer. Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET, the iconic imagemaker will join Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show for an intimate conversation.

DavidHumeKennerlyallpresidentpicture2Named “One of the Most 100 Most Important People in Photography” by American Photo Magazine, Kennerly was a contributing editor for Newsweek, and a contributing photographer for Time and Life magazines. He has published several books of his work, SHOOTER, PHOTO OP, SEINOFF: THE FINAL DAYS OF SEINFELD, PHOTO DU JOUR, and most recently, EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES: THE PRESIDENCY OF GERALD R. FORD. He is a producer and one of the principle photographers OF BARACK OBAMA: THE OFFICIAL INAUGURAL BOOK. His latest book is David Hume Kennerly On the iPhone. He recently produced “The Presidents’ Gatekeepers,” a four-hour documentary about White House chiefs of staff that ran on The Discovery Channel. Kennerly serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation, and the Atlanta Board of Visitors of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). His archive is housed at the Center for American History at the University of Texas, Austin.

DavidHumeKennerlyBookOntheiPhonePulitzer Prize winning photographer David Hume Kennerly for the hour on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. Let’s talk Wednesday, January 28, 3 pm ET. To listen and for more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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cubavintage2Travel with The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET when Halli takes you on a tour of Cuba. Joining Halli at her table are photography collector, author of CUBAN THEN Ramiro A. Fernandez; Cecilia M. Fernandez, author LEAVING LITTLE HAVANA; food blogger and author of THE CUBAN TABLE Ana Sophia Pelaez; writer, photographer, dissident and author of CUBA IN SPLINTERS, Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo; and Caribbean design expert and historian and author of HAVANA MODERN Michael Connors.
Ramiro A. Fernandez’s CUBA THEN: RARE AND CLASSIC IMAGES FROM THE RAMIRO A. FERNANDEZ COLLECTION offers a celebration of the intensely colorful culture that was the pre-Castro Cuba, a dynamic collage of images, experiences and memories that presents the glamour and the grit of the island’s tumultuous history.
Cecilia M. Fernandez tells the story of growing up a Cuban refugee in her heart wrenching memoir LEAVING LITTLE HAVANA: A MEMOIR OF MIAMI’S CUBAN GHETTO.
Ana Sophia Pelaez grew up in a famous Cuban family, was raised in Miami and transplanted to New York. Her blog Hungry Sophia catapulted her to culinary fame. With photographer Ellen Silverman, her new book THE CUBAN TABLE is a visual as well a gastronomic pleasure.
Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo was born and raised under the thumb of the Castro Regime in Havana, Cuba. After obtaining a degree in biochemistry, he began to voice his differences with the government founding VOCES, a dissident e-magazine. He won awards for his book BORING HOME, banned in Cuba. He currently is a Visiting Fellow at the International Writers Project, Department of Literary Arts, Brown University. He is the editor of CUBA IN SPLINTERS, ELEVEN STORIES FROM THE NEW CUBA and the photographer of AVANDONED HAVANA.
Caribbean design expert and historian Michael Connors takes readers on an unprecedented tour of some of the most architecturally significant private homes and buildings that remain in Cuba in his new book HAVANA MODERN: 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTURE AND INTERIORS.
The politics, art and culture of Cuba, Wednesday, October 29, 3 pm ET on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show always bringing you Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Tune in live online at Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.


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Hi my friends,

Wow, it has been some week here on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. We’re nearing the end of the month, and things always get hectic as we finalize our editorial calender for the following month. Wait until you hear some of the great shows we have lined up for you.

But sticking to this month, I ask you was that a rootin’ tootin’ show on GUNS this past Wednesday or what?  We had a fabulous line-up of guests that included our old friend author Brad Parks, author and pundit Cliff Schecter, Omar Samaha, Legislative Assistant and grassroots Coordinator with the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and whose sister Reema was killed in the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, and Margie Omero, a public opinion pollster. I don’t have to tell you what a controversial subject gun legislation is. You can rest-assured that The Halli Casser-Jayne Show will always bring you the best in conversation no matter how divisive the subject. I hope you’ll take the time to listen to the entire show. You can listen on the website, but you can also download the show from the mobile site, or from iTunes, where the download is free.

And now for your weekend reading pleasure here are some of the stories I’m going to be checking out myself .

Have a great one, everyone!









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Hi everyone!

Yep, it’s here again: Friday! Did ya’ll have a good week? I did, but then I always do when my good friend the creator of  The Beverly Hills Kitchen and author of the delicious cookbook My Beverly Hills Kitchen: Classic Southern Cooking with a French Twist Alex Hitz stops by the show. If you haven’t listened yet, I’m recommending our round table on the Oscars. Along with Alex, I was joined by the glamorous Hollywood insider Nikki Haskell, also the inventor of the remarkable diet product Star Shape. If you’re here, the show is playing. You can also download the show from iTunes. Here is the link for that: Or, if you’d rather go mobile try us at

So, for your weekend pleasure here are my recommendations:

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Have a great weekend everyone!


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Hi Everyone,

I’s Friday? How did that happen? This week just zoomed by, didn’t it? As I wind down my week, I love to take my Friday mornings to compile a reading list for the weekend. Weekends are when I have time to catch up with the arts and lighter fare I wasn’t able to get to during the week. Here are some stories that I’ve bookmarked for more closer scrutiny.






Have a great weekend, all.





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The artist in me plays varying roles. Sometimes the muse insists that I write. Sometimes she expresses herself in the way I dress…or design a space…or plan a garden…or create a meal. Most definitely, putting a radio show together for you is like creating a film or TV show – it’s art, it’s theater, it’s magic. Whichever muscle is at work, for me it’s the art of the endeavor that consumes. For the last couple of weeks, it has been my creative eye that has been at work, my vision dominating my senses. I live on the water, on a peninsula, where from whichever window I gaze there is an ever-changing landscape. From moment to moment the scenery alters, becoming a feast upon the eye. Light and shadow play havoc with my senses, sometimes sending me into spasms. And then the muse takes over and my camera becomes an appendage, the click of my finger my release.

From last evening: The View from My Window: “In the Half-light, with Apologies to Sting”

"In the half-light can we trust the way we feel? Can we be sure that anything is real?" ~ Sting


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