Photographing the Building of the Second Avenue Subway

For seven years now I have been shooting for the construction company Skanska. It started when I worked on a series of portraits of their senior executives. That job has led to working with a number of different departments within the organization. It has taken me to the tops of bridges and below the streets of Manhattan. Here is a blogpost http://blog.usa.skanska.com/a-subway-line-100-years-in-the-making/ featuring my work.

 

 NY Governor Cuomo at the opening of the 2nd Avenue Subway.

NY Governor Cuomo at the opening of the 2nd Avenue Subway.

Kimberly Orcutt Appointed as Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art at the Brooklyn Museum - Executive Photos NYC - Headshots

 
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Orcutt has held curatorial positions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the New York Historical Society, Harvard Art Museums & the Bruce Museum in Connecticut. 

She has contributed to the "Armory Show at 100" show & catalogue, exhibiting over works from the inaugural Armory show in 1913, then called the International Exhibition of Modern Art.  

Her Book "Power and Posterity: American Art at Philadelphia's 1876 Centennial Exhibition" will be published in 2017 by the Pennsylvania State University Press

Orcutt received her B.A. in art history from Hope College in Michigan and her Ph.D. in art history from the Graduate Center at the City University of New York. 

Her position began May 16th at the Brooklyn Museum as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art. 

Read more about her here
 

Executive Photos NYC: Skanska Safety Week Industrial Photography at the World Trade Center

 
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Skanska, one of the world's leading project development & construction groups, hired Executive Photos NYC for on-site industrial photography to commemorate Safety Week, which took place this year on April 25th - May 1st, 2016.

Bill Flemming, president & CEO of Skanska Building, visited job sites with peers from Hunter Roberts & Lend Lease, and discussed safety protocol, with the goal of providing more consistent and safer protocol across several construction companies. 

Flemming mentioned, as quoted from the Skanska blog post, "To me, we are not successful if we put our workers at risk to deliver projects. We work safely, or not at all." 

This is the 12th Safety Week celebrated by Skanska & the 3rd annual Construction Industry Safety Week, where 50 other construction firms have pledged to thank construction workers for their safety protocol and inspire additional vigilance and care. 

In order to be an on-site industrial photographer in NYC, one must be constantly on the look-out while navigating potentially dangerous situations. One must be comfortable climbing ladders & narrow stairs with equipment, and having an assistant is advisable. The industrial photographer documents construction as it's happening in a documentary fashion, and then additionally takes portraits when the job requires. 

You can read more about Skanska's commitment to safety and see Executive Photos NYC Photographs here

To see more industrial photos, click here. 

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Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor of the New York Times, accepts position as Media Editor for The Washington Post

 
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Margaret Sullivan, Public Editor for the New York Times, has officially stepped down to take a new position at The Washington Post. She began her tenure in 2012, and held the position longer than the five other public editors who have held the position, and was the first woman hired for the position. 

New corporate headshots are vital when changing positions, especially for public figures. Executive Photos NYC made sure her photoshoot was easy, enjoyable, and provided quick results - and is happy to have had her as a client.