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This Saturday – come visit!

Three things are happening on my block this Saturday. So mark your calendar for the afternoon of the 16th August 2014.


From 12 – The East 100th Street Memories Block Party. The annual bash will happen again and East 100th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues will be closed to traffic and will be filled with people who used to live on East 100th Street, (they run the event.)

Yep, those children you saw in Bruce Davidson’s book, East 100th Street, from the late 1960s, will be here, all grown up! You might bump into some of the people from my book too!


At the corner of East 100th and 2nd Avenue there will be a street renaming ceremony honoring the Revs. Norm and Peg Eddy. After a 2pm ceremony at the Church of Resurrection on 101st Street, the unveiling of Revs. Norm and Peg Eddy Way will begin at 3pm.


Finally, for the whole weekend there will be a pop-up photographic exhibition in the 8 windows of Harlem RBI on East 100th Street.

You may remember Harlem RBI as one of Prince Harry’s stops last year! I know them as the baseball field and a great fun and educational opportunity for the local kids. Also they were kind enough to allow me their window space for my photographs. So a big THANKS is due.

The exhibition will be up for the festivities on Saturday and will come down on Monday night and will feature photographs of East 100th Street from yours truly!

Yes, finally! My photographs on East 100th Street are showing on East 100th Street! I will be floating about on the street on the Saturday so come down and say hello and see the photographs and experience the street at the same time!

Hope to see you there.

You can find out more about Harlem RBI’s mission here: https://www.harlemrbi.org


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TGIF – I have been waiting all week to introduce a website to you.


Run by London photographers Peter Marshall and Mike Seaborne, their Urban Landscape site is dedicated to some fascinating photography. Exploring both images and theory they ‘intend to feature the best in photography and critical writing on the urban landscape from around the world.’

The site features great swathes of Mike and Peter’s own in-depth projects on London, and also a variety of projects from invited contributors  with links for further exploration. Feeling honoured, it gives me great pleasure to let you know that I have been invited to share their platform.

For my submission I decided to rework my East 100th Street project and produce a series that contextualizes East 100th Street within its East Harlem, New York City locale.

I am introducing 10 images that have not been seen before to add to another 10 from East 100th Street project and 20 from my Building Character project. I have also written a bit of a blurb, an introduction and 2 project descriptions, that aim to give some insight into my thoughts behind these projects.

Here’s one more new image to get you started…


… and here’s that link again…


I hope that you enjoy exploring the urban landscape.

The World Family

Over at the Fier Institute in Australia (Fotographic Initiatives in Education and Research) I’m one of 22 photographers shedding light on the ‘World Family’. My images feature the bunk -bed- kids of East 100th Street, New York City. Twins, triplets, brothers, sisters and twins with an older brother.









A. Smith Gallery
Johnson City, Texas, USA

Chair on East 100th Street Roof





Home Where We Live

Home Where We Live
MPLS Photo Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


East 100th Street


East 100th Street

East 100th Street

To see the chosen images and videos from the two Bank Street Arts exhibitions: I Call this Place home and Shades of New York, please look at the Bank Street Arts page on the main website.
To see the the whole project East 100th Street, please go to the East 100th Street page on the main website.

Exhibition details, tear sheets and press.

ProfessionalPhotographer_October2012 copy

Professional Photographer Magazine UK

British Journal of Photography

British Journal of Photography Magazine UK


Open College of the Arts Website

big issue

The Big Issue Newspaper UK

Pages from Gesture and Meaning

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK

Tanya AhmedOCA

Open College of the Arts Course materials UK


Sheffield Telegraph Newspaper UK

TanyaAhmed BSA Shades of New York

‘Shades of New York’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website

Tanya Ahmed BSA Home

‘I Call this Place Home’ Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, UK – Exhibition details on BSA’s website