Friday, December 15, 2017

2017 Year in Review: Josh Friedman's Photographs

People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don't know each other; they don't know each other because they have not communicated with each other.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Photography is always a creative process in which I feel fully "in the moment" - whether I'm capturing the tranquil beauty of country road or the angles, lines and reflections in a modern skyscraper. I recognize that over the past year, photography has provided moments of respite from disturbing headlines and feeling of divisiveness in our country.  I hope that 2018 brings us a renewed sense of compassion, decency, respect, understanding and unity.

What follows are a few of my favorite or most meaningful photos from the past year.  Usually, once I post my annual "year in review," I question why I included some, and why I excluded others.  I suspect that this collection is no different.

Best wishes for the holiday season and new year.
One World Trade Center ("The Freedom Tower"), New York City.
Calhoun Street Bridge, Crossing the Delaware River
between West Trenton, New Jersey and Morrisville, Pennsylvania.
First Light on Bowman's Hill, behind the
Thompson-Neely Mill, 
New Hope, Pennsylvania
Cascadilla Gorge, Ithaca, New York.
The Old Library reflected in Lake Afton in Spring,
Yardley, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).
St. Louis Cathedral, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Delaware Canal State Park,
Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).
"It Takes One Person: A Tribute to Rosa Parks,"
mural in West Philadelphia. 
Patterson Farm in Spring, Yardley, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).
  • "Wisdom" Statue, Rockefeller Center, New York City, NY.
Cuttalossa Farm, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Dixieland jazz performers on Royal Street. 
New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Delaware Canal and Towpath, Yardley, Pennsylvania. 
"Trenton Makes" Bridge at Dusk, West Trenton, New Jersey.
 Alcoa Corporate Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, near the Three Rivers Heritage Trail, in the City's North Side.
Sunflowers, Newtown, Pennsylvania.
Delaware Canal and Towpath, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve, New Hope, Pennsylvania. 
Route 32, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Delaware River in Yardley, Pennsylvania (Bucks County).
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Old Library reflected in Lake Afton,
Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Cira Centre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Delaware Canal State Park, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Lake Afton, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Abandoned Truck, Pipersville, Pennsylvania.
Cuttalossa Road, New Hope, Pennsylvania.
Delaware and Raritan Canal, Lambertville, New Jersey.
Patterson Farm, Yardley, Pennsylvania.
Tujague's and Balconies on Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mahlon Taylor House, Washington Crossing
 Historic Park, Pennsylvania.