December 2, 2010
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Burt Allen Solomon Exhibits Photography at Amalgamated Houses in The Bronx
New York, NY (December 2, 2010) – Burt Allen Solomon, a Member of Norris McLaughlin, P.A., will exhibit a collection of photographs, entitled “Urban/Un-Urban,” at Vladeck Hall at Amalgamated Housing Corporation, 74 Van Cortlandt Park South in The Bronx, New York. The exhibit will open on Saturday, December 11, 2010, and will run until Sunday, December 19, 2010. There will be a reception for the exhibit on Sunday, December 12, 2010, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Vladeck Hall will be open for the exhibit from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. on each Saturday and Sunday.
“The summer after I graduated high school, about forty-nine years ago, my father, a hobbyist photographer who greatly informed my photography, lent me his World War II vintage Kodak Medalist camera. Ever since, I have been taking, developing and printing photographs. The photos in this exhibit include a nice juxtaposition of urban cityscapes and ‘un-urban’ landscapes that I have taken over many years, on weekends and when travelling,” Solomon said.
The exhibit, “Urban/Un-Urban,” will consist of forty-two of Solomon’s silver-gelatin hand-printed black and white photos. The eclectic exhibit is a selection of several recent photos alongside mostly “vintage” photos printed in the 1970s. It includes twenty-one city photos, some taken in New York City, and twenty-one country photos. While a number of the photos were originally shown in his first exhibit in the fall of 2009, many are being exhibited publicly at “Urban/Un-Urban” for the first time. All of the photos in the exhibit were hand-printed by Solomon. For more information on the exhibit, visit nmmlaw.com.
Solomon, a Brooklyn native and now a resident of South Orange, New Jersey, has been influenced by many sources. In his youth, with his parents he visited the Museum of Modern Art, the Family of Man, and exhibits at the Kodak Gallery at New York’s Grand Central Terminal. It was his father, whose work he sometimes seeks to emulate today, who introduced him to the absorbing and relaxing process of developing photographs in the family darkroom in a corner of their garage in Brooklyn. Solomon also admires the work of photojournalists, war photographers, “concerned” and “street” photographers.
An attorney by trade, Solomon practices in the areas of New York condominium and co-op law, affordable housing, real estate, trusts and estates, banking and corporate law. He has recently been extensively involved in financing transactions for New York City cooperative and rental housing developments, both secured and unsecured, from both the lenders’ and the borrowers’ perspectives, involving both regulated and unregulated housing. In addition, he has extensive experience in dealing with City, State and Federal housing agencies on behalf of housing developments regulated by them. Having returned to private practice in 1990 after nearly 12 years as head of Bank Hapoalim B.M.’s U.S. Legal Department, Solomon has expanded his activities in corporate and commercial matters and returned to the trusts and estates area. He also continues his banking practice. He works out of the firm’s New York City office.
At the beginning of his career, Solomon spent two years clerking for two federal judges in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York prior to practicing. He earned his LL.B., cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 1968 and his B.A., magna cum laude, from Brooklyn College in 1965.
Founded in 1927, Amalgamated Housing Corporation is the oldest limited equity housing cooperative in the United States, currently providing affordable housing for 1500 moderate-income families. Amalgamated has always provided strong community, as well as affordable housing. Since the founding of Amalgamated, education and community activities have been a priority for our co-op. The Joint Community Activities Committee (JCAC) is the social, cultural, and educational arm of our three cooperative organizations: Amalgamated Housing Corporation, Park Reservoir Housing Corporation, and A. H. Consumers Society, Inc. JCAC establishes policy for educational and cultural activities. JCAC, through its Education office, provides for cooperative education through publication of the Community News, which has been printed and distributed regularly since 1929, and the weekly Co-op Bulletin. In addition, it promotes community activities, including sponsoring and overseeing various groups and organizations. There are activities for cooperators of all ages, from play groups and a nursery for toddlers to a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC) Program for seniors. Programming also includes art exhibits, like “Urban/Un-Urban,” as well as art classes with instruction and other creative activities, sponsored by cooperative artists and others through the Visual Arts Committee.