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Folklore & Allied Professions

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Welcome to a growing reservoir of information and pathways that can lead you to more information, people, and organizations in the field of folklore and allied fields.

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FOLK ARTS & CULTURE:   Folklore and Allied Professions


Folklorists and Allied Professionals


FOLKLORE CONSULTANTS

Gabrielle M. Hamilton holds a Master’s Degree from Utah State University in American Studies with a concentration in Folklore and has extensive expertise in the Indigenous and Hispanic traditions of the Americas. Contact Ms. Hamilton if you need professional development assistance with immigrant artist collaborations, developing grass-roots programs, or the repatriation of museum collections. Ms. Hamilton provides research consultations especially for Andean, Peruvian, Colombian, Navajo, Blackfoot and South Pacific traditions.

Gabrielle M. Hamilton, Folklorist, Project Director
Center for Traditional Music and Dance
32 Broadway, #1314
New York, NY 10004
212-571-1555 ext 27
fax 212-571-9052
email gmhamilton@ctmd.org



MEDIA CONSULTANTS

Ted McGraw, a retired physicist/engineer, is creator, host, and producer of Irish Party House and Ol’ Fiddler weekly radio programs for 36 years. Ted performs on button accordion, has taught Irish programs in schools, and represents the Irish community at the NY State Folk Arts Roundtable. He has lectured on the digitization of old recordings and has authored numerous articles on Irish music. A noted collector, he currently chairs the Archive Committee of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Keywords: Irish music, Scottish music, Canadian music, Irish radio, record collector, archivist, button accordion, digitization.

email emcgraw@rochester.rr.com
585-387-9116


ARCHIVISTS

Ted McGraw, a retired physicist/engineer, is creator, host, and producer of Irish Party House and Ol’ Fiddler weekly radio programs for 36 years. Ted performs on button accordion, has taught Irish programs in schools, and represents the Irish community at the NY State Folk Arts Roundtable. He has lectured on the digitization of old recordings and has authored numerous articles on Irish music. A noted collector, he currently chairs the Archive Committee of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Keywords: Irish music, Scottish music, Canadian music, Irish radio, record collector, archivist, button accordion, digitization.

email emcgraw@rochester.rr.com
585-387-9116


PHOTOGRAPHERS

Martha Cooper is a superb photographer who has worked extensively with folklorists documenting traditional arts and folklife throughout New York State. She has been a frequent contributor to the New York Folklore Society’s Voices and has conducted photography workshops for folklorists through our Mentoring Program. She was the first photographer to document break dancing in the press and has immersed herself in the urban folklife, life on the streets, of New York. In a 1992 interview in our newsletter she said, "In a sense, I just take good snapshots—and that’s why my style works best with folklore. I don’t want to try and make my pictures artistic. I am more interested in capturing the subject matter.... My strength lies, I think, in ferreting out unusual thingsto shoot and recognizing unannounced trends just by being out on the street with my eyes open." Read more about her in a 2009 interview in the The New York Times.

email kodakgirl@rcn.com
212-222-5146
www.nycitysnaps.com

Audrey Gottlieb, documentary photographer, lives in Flushing, Queens, where since 1985 she has been documenting urban immigrant communities, focusing on new people in old neighborhoods and their efforts to retain their cultures far from their places of origin. Fascinated by ritual and tradition, this visual storyteller delights in depicting the colorful swirl of multicultural America right here in New York State 100 years after the last great wave of immigration. Whether it is a Hindu elephant god procession along Main Street, a diner selling Queensburgers, an Afghan call to prayer under the Van Wyck Expressway or Spanish ladies wearing mantillas in a pizza parlor booth, she enjoys capturing the moment.

Audrey has received three Individual Artist grants from NYSCA through Queens Council on the Arts in 1991, 1993, and 1997 to create work related to her ongoing "Cosmopolitan Queens" series in color. Several of her photos were included in a major traveling exhibition chronicling the history of American immigration titled "Points of Entry: A Nation of Strangers".

Born in Allenwood, New Jersey, Audrey graduated from Temple University with a B.A. in French and later studied photography at the School of Visual Arts and International Centre of Photography, New York City. She worked as a photographer and media liaison for the United Nations in Somalia, Cyprus and New York. Her work has appeared in print and electronic media for the past 20 years.

email audreyphoto@hotmail.com
www.audrey-gottlieb.com

Hazel Hankin is a freelance documentary photographer and teacher based in New York City. Her work is used by book publishers, magazines and newspapers, foundations, social service organizations, and corporations, as well as being seen in galleries and museums.

She has a special interest in subjects of interest to folklorists and has worked over the years on book projects about ethnic groups in American and various cultural topics for City Lore and the Queens Council on the Arts. She is currently producing a series of photographs on social dancing and dance music as well as continuing a long-term project on contemporary life in Cuba.

Hazel’s archive of photographs is available as a resource, and she is always looking for interesting folklore projects to shoot. She would like to hear from you about what you’re doing.

email hazel@hazelhankin.com
718-832-2111
http://www.hazelhankin.com

Harry Wirtz holds a BA in English with an Art minor from SUNY Albany. An early user of graphic arts publishing software, he has worked and consulted on a variety of publications ranging from cookbooks to pharmaceuticals. His photographic subjects include folk and rock musicians, historic architecture, artists’ slide portfolios, and small products. He lives and works in the rural southern Adirondacks.

email harry@harrywirtz.com
518-863-8636
www.harrywirtz.com


 




Other Allied Organizations
FOLKLORE ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW YORK STATE
FOLKLORE PROGRAMS IN OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
FOLK ARTS AROUND THE NATION
ARCHIVES
ARTS
EDUCATION
ETHNOGRAPHY & ANTHROPOLOGY
ETHNOMUSICOLOGY AND MUSIC & DANCE
HERITAGE TOURISM
HISTORIC PRESERVATION
HISTORY, LIBRARIES, & MUSEUMS


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