November 8, 2012 by Patrick Raycraft Mendonsa describes sailors breaking showcase windows in Times Square, reaching in and taking fur coats for their dates. He was in New York City on his first date with his future wife and scheduled to fly back to his ship in San Francisco that night. They were watching the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall [...]
July 16, 2012 by Patrick Raycraft I am continually reminded of the incredible people I encounter with my camera. A Cornell graduate and Pratt & Whitney economist, Javier Soto likes to hit the batting cages this time of year with his Little Brother, Alex. “One of the things I’ve enjoyed the most is going out for batting practice with Alex. Something [...]
May 4, 2012 by Patrick Raycraft In this third installment of the ‘Mi Comunidad’ multimedia series, I planned to produce a piece about Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday which commemorates an important victory against the French army. I learned that Burns students were researching several Latino topics in recognition of Cinco de Mayo. During my first visit to the school, [...]
February 27, 2012 by Patrick Raycraft On Fat Tuesday in New Britain it’s the succulent Polish paczki at Larose’s Bakery. On Ash Wednesday in Hartford, it’s a Portuguese mass at Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Fátima.