We ventured into Brooklyn this past Saturday to hit up the food extravaganza at Smorgasburg followed by the NY Photo Festival. I love BK’s food scene. At Smorgasburg, a weekend food fair by the water just a short walk from the L train, you can find everything from Asian-style fish tacos and lobster rolls to frozen bananas and artisan pickles. I didn’t get a frozen banana but I was tempted to ask if there was any money in their banana stand. There’s always money in the banana stand.
Too many bites later, we waddled along the two mile stretch from Williamsburg to DUMBO to catch the NY Photo Festival. I was floored by the quality of work on display which were handpicked from thousands of submissions from amateur and professional photographers. We got there just in time to catch Erin Trieb’s presentation on life as a photojournalist covering the war in Afghanistan. Her body of work is pretty impressive, especially for someone so young, and I can’t even begin to imagine what it’s like to be a woman living in barracks for three months at a time. I especially enjoyed an exhibit on life in Tokyo by a collective of ~100 Japanese photographers. Of course, the fact that it’s one of my favorite cities in the world had nothing to do with it.