Upstairs Inferno Screening - Manhattan Film Festival 2017

From this year's Manhattan Film Festival - the screening of Robert Camina's film Upstairs Inferno, about the 1973 arson of a New Orlean's gay bar.  This must see film is about the power of forgiveness, human healing, and LGBTQ history.

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Some of the cast and crew of The View Upstairs

Some of the cast and crew of The View Upstairs

Randy Jones from Village People and filmmaker Robert Camino

Randy Jones from Village People and filmmaker Robert Camino

Portraits of Jennifer Brown

Here's a couple from my studio shoot with Jennifer Brown of Jennifer Brown Consulting, a global diversity and inclusion firm with a unique passion for building more inclusive workplaces and a deep expertise in all related aspects of human capital and talent management.

It was blast working with Jen and her marketing director, Nikki Groom.  They even treated my team and I to sushi after the shoot!  

Jen's promoting her brilliant new book, Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change.

Jen's promoting her brilliant new book, Inclusion: Diversity, the New Workplace & the Will to Change.

LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York 2017 Dinner

The LGBT Bar Association of Greater NY (LeGaL) Community Vision Awards are presented at their annual dinner to honor those with a distinguished record of service to the LGBT community.  This was my second year photographing this event held at Capitale.  

Flowers by Louis Gagliano of la Fleur d'Harlem. 

Flowers by Louis Gagliano of la Fleur d'Harlem

Award recipients Susan Sommer & Matthew Coles

Award recipients Susan Sommer & Matthew Coles

LeGaL executive director Matthew Skinner; LeGaL president Gennaro Savastano; Susan Sommer, associate legal director and director of constitutional litigation for Lambda Legal; LeGaL legal director Brett Figlewski; plaintiffs Brooke Barone and Alison Dye, and Blank Rome partners Meg Canby and Caroline Krauss-Browne

LeGaL executive director Matthew Skinner; LeGaL president Gennaro Savastano; Susan Sommer, associate legal director and director of constitutional litigation for Lambda Legal; LeGaL legal director Brett Figlewski; plaintiffs Brooke Barone and Alison Dye, and Blank Rome partners Meg Canby and Caroline Krauss-Browne