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Photos: Madoff Leaves for Court, Expected to Plead Guilty

Bernard Madoff leaves his Upper East Side home at 133 E. 64 St. shortly before 7 a.m. on March 12, 2009. He is expected to plead guilty in court later in the day.

Manhattan, N.Y., March 12, 2009: Bernard Madoff (hidden in the back seat) leaves his Upper East Side home at 133 E. 64 St. shortly before 7 a.m. He is expected to plead guilty in court later in the day.

A helicopter escort right above Madoff's Upper East Side home will follow his vehicle all the way to court.

Manhattan, N.Y., March 12, 2009: A helicopter escort right above Madoff's Upper East Side home will follow his vehicle all the way to court.

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Lounging in the Armory Show

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New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Visitors to The Armory Show 2009 view art work by Galerie Thomas. Spread over four days from March 5th to 8th, the show on Piers 92 and 94 features a Modernist component for the first time.

Last weekend I headed to the Armory Show 2009, an annual art fair where expensive works are put in a huge gallery and sold off if prospective buyers are found. Rather than shooting the art, I noticed lookers and buyers easily got tired from all the walking, so here’s a short photo essay on the various methods they took to unwound themselves.

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Costs of the Art

Photography is keeping me involved in journalism school, and almost keeping me dissolved in the real world. Amidst all the researching, interviewing and writing I do for class assignments, photography is the one activity that I derive the most pleasure from. But it also sweeps the bank clean, because this tech-heavy venture cost as much to sustain a basic living expenses.

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New York Comic Con

Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

New York, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2009: Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

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Cheers for a Better Year

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Held on Feb 1, 2009, thousands of tourists and locals gathered in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate the 10th annual Lunar New Year parade, popping streamers along the way.

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Tempest

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Ann Arbor today reeled from a 14 hour snow storm, causing church service to be canceled, and also making the day’s winter commencement for the latest graduates and their families one to remember for life. Total snowfall was easily over 30cm and even walking was hard.

Instead of dutifully revising for the Finals, I grabbed my camera and tried to capture whatever mayhem was to be found on the streets. My poor fingers nearly dropped off from all that cold snapping, and I found myself going in and out of school buildings to thaw off and then run right out into the white battlefield. Sure one of my aims was to get good photos, but on the field I slowly felt journalistic instincts kicking in. It became more of capturing the moment and its circumstances, rather than to create some form of visual art.

If memory serves, there have been similarly bad storms since I came to Michigan, but even so, they’re still rare. Perhaps the last storm I’ll get to experience here. To see more photos, go here.

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