Mark Chester Photography

Retracing the footsteps of the 1949 film The Third Man

Touring Vienna and Burgenland (part 1)  and part 2.

Epoch Times Travel, Mark Chester

Searching for Miss America

Looking to include Miss American Flag in an upcoming book and exhibit, photographed April 2013 at Seaport Convention Center during her citizenship ceremony; believed to be a resident of Boston Metro-West area and from the Caribbean islands (Greater Antilles). Please contact Mark Chester Photography by e-mail or telephone Mark Chester at 508.299.8311 if you can help us to find her. Thanks.

    Copyright © Mark Chester

She stood out like the Statue of Liberty. Dressed in a custom-made dress looking like the American flag, the all smiles young woman waited in line to receive her U.S. Citizenship certificate.

I had gone to the Seaport Trade Center in Boston to witness a citizenship ceremony where nearly two thousand applicants from more than one hundred countries took their citizenship oath.

For the last three years I have been photographing foreign-born residents who are U.S. Naturalized citizens for a book and exhibition as a project to celebrate our state’s cultural diversity.

There are 196 countries in the world. Massachusetts comprises eighty-five percent or more. To date there are more than two hundred men, women and families representing145 countries in the book.

I am still searching for fifty or so countries from Africa, Europe, South America, and Oceania.

And I am still searching for the identity of Miss America pictured here. Unfortunately, I lost her contact information that she gave me; I think she lives in either the Brockton or Framingham community and was born in either Haiti or the Dominican Republic, but I am not sure though.

If any of you recognize her, please contact me, or her, as I wish to give her this photograph and ask to be in my book project.

She personifies the American spirit, a true patriot proud to be a new citizen of America. Thanks for your help.

                                                            — Mark S Chester



Eyeglasses, California, 1978 | Sol Moscot Optician, New York, 1970 

Copyright © Mark Chester
Mark Chester’s Touring Exhibit Twosomes
at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography

Twosomes travels to Iceland: at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography 

August 21 - October 14 2014


Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur | Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, 6 hæð | 101 Reykjavík | Sími 411-6390
Eyeglasses, California, 1978 | Sol Moscot Optician, New York, 1970 
Copyright © Mark Chester


Mark Chester’s Touring Exhibit Twosomes
at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography
Twosomes travels to Iceland: at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography 
August 21 - October 14 2014
Ljósmyndasafn Reykjavíkur | Grófarhús, Tryggvagata 15, 6 hæð | 101 Reykjavík | Sími 411-6390
Mark Chester’s “Skier, Austria, 1971”,  available through the WGBH Fine Art Auction July 7-July 27 with a live auction finale on Channel 2 on July 27.
"A New England institution, the 49th Annual WGBH Spring Auction is open for online bidding now throughout the entire month.”

Mark Chester’s “Skier, Austria, 1971”,  available through the WGBH Fine Art Auction July 7-July 27 with a live auction finale on Channel 2 on July 27.

"A New England institution, the 49th Annual WGBH Spring Auction is open for online bidding now throughout the entire month.”

Mark Chester  at the PCA in Westford Massachusetts, exhibiting Twosomes. Sunday gallery hours in May 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Mark Chester  at the PCA in Westford Massachusetts, exhibiting Twosomes. Sunday gallery hours in May 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm.

Gloves on Manhole Cover, NY, 1973 | Gloves on Wall, NY, 1973 40 x 24
Copyright © Mark Chester from the book Twosomes (Un-Gyve Press)

TWOSOMES at the PCA in Westford, Massachusetts April & May
Sunday Gallery Hours Noon - Two
Reception: Sunday April 27 Noon - Five
 

Gloves on Manhole Cover, NY, 1973 | Gloves on Wall, NY, 1973 40 x 24

Copyright © Mark Chester from the book Twosomes (Un-Gyve Press)

TWOSOMES at the PCA in Westford, Massachusetts April & May

Sunday Gallery Hours Noon - Two

Reception: Sunday April 27 Noon - Five

 

un-gyvepress:

Self Portrait Truck Mirror, New York, 1970, Copyright © Mark Chester
Meet Mark as he presents Twosomes at the Tucson Festival of Books Author Pavilion Sunday March 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tucson Festival of Books »

un-gyvepress:

Self Portrait Truck Mirror, New York, 1970, Copyright © Mark Chester

Meet Mark as he presents Twosomes at the Tucson Festival of Books Author Pavilion Sunday March 16, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tucson Festival of Books »

Mark Chester, UA alumnus, photographer, and author of “Twosomes” joins the VIP lineup for the Alumni Association’s Inaugural Book Lovers Bash Sponsored by UA BookStores.

6th Annual Tucson Festival of Books

March 15-16, 2014
University of Arizona Mall
Reserve your room nowSpecial hotel block for UA alumni at Aloft Tucson University Hotel (a short walk to the festival)
Geo Tourism informationDiscover UA-related scientific wonders while you are in Tucson. 

Events

Books & Bagels, presented by the UA Alumni Association, the UA College of Fine Arts, and the UA College of Humanities

 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Aloft Tucson University Hotel
1900 E. Speedway Blvd. at Campbell
 
8:30 a.m.: Bagels, coffee and networking.  Please RSVP here.
9 a.m.: Author panel discussion followed by book signing
 

Beauty: Two Perspectives on Art and Place

A panel discussion with:
  • Barbara Rogers, emeritus professor of painting, UA College of Fine Arts, and author of “The Imperative of Beauty”
  • Simmons Buntin, UA MFA in creative writing, 2009, and author of “Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places”

Moderated by:

  • Alison Deming, professor and director, creative writing program, Department of English, UA College of Humanities

 

The UA Alumni Association’s Inaugural Book Lovers Bash
Sponsored by UA BookStores 
  
         

Join the celebration of the 6th Annual Tucson Festival of Books
with the UA Alumni Association at Aloft Tucson University Hotel.
 
Gather with UA alumni, authors, and friends  
who share your passion for the written word.
 
Enjoy live jazz music, light hors d’oeuvres, and a no host bar.
 

Books will not be sold at the reception. This is a time to connect and celebrate.

 
Saturday, March 15, 2014
Aloft Tucson University Hotel
1900 E. Speedway Blvd. at Campbell
5:30-7:30 p.m.
 
No admission charge; no-host bar.  Please RSVP here.
 
Special guests: UA alumni and family authors including:
  • Simmons Buntin, UA alumnus and author of “Unsprawl: Remixing Spaces as Places”
  • Mark ChesterUA alumnus, photographer, and author of “Twosomes”
  • Alison Deming, professor and director, creative writing program, Department of English, UA College of Humanities 
  • J.A. Jance, UA alumna and acclaimed mystery author, whose latest book, “Moving Target,” will be released Feb. 18, 2014
  • John D. Kennedy, UA alumnus and author. His most recent publication “Shalako Ceremony at Zuni Pueblo: Events and Protocol” was published in 2013
  • Barbara Rogers, emeritus professor of painting, UA College of Fine Arts, and author of “The Imperative of Beauty”
  • Deni J. Seymour, UA alumna and research archaeologist, ethnohistorian, and author of “A Fateful Day in 1698: The Remarkable Sobaípuri O’odham Victory over the Apaches and their Allies”
  • Nancy E. Turner, UA alumna and best-selling author of historical fiction. Her latest novel “My Name is Resolute” will be released Feb. 18, 2014

UA Alumni Association’s Inaugural Book Lovers Bash

 Saturday, March 15, 2014, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Location:
Aloft Tucson University Hotel
1900 E. Speedway Blvd.
TucsonAZ

Sponsored by UA BookStores

Join the celebration of the 6th Annual Tucson Festival of Books with the UA Alumni Association at Aloft Tucson University Hotel.

Gather with UA alumni, authors, and friends 
who share your passion for the written word. 
 
Enjoy live jazz music, light hors d’oeuvres, and a no host bar.
 

Books will not be sold at the reception. This is a time to connect and celebrate.

No admission charge; no-host bar. Please RSVP here.
Special guests: UA alumni and family authors including:
  • Simmons Buntin, UA alumnus and author of “Unsprawl, Remixing Spaces as Places” 
  • Mark ChesterUA alumnus, photographer, and author of “Twosomes”
  • Alison Deming, professor and director, creative writing program, Department of English, UA College of Humanities  
  • J.A. Jance, UA alumna and acclaimed mystery author, whose latest book, “Moving Target,” will be released Feb. 18, 2014
  • John D. Kennedy, UA alumnus and author. His most recent publication “Shalako Ceremony at Zuni Pueblo: Events and Protocol” was published in 2013
  • Barbara Rogers, emeritus professor of painting, UA College of Fine Arts, and author of “The Imperative of Beauty” 
  • Deni J. Seymour, UA alumna and research archaeologist, ethnohistorian, and author of “A Fateful Day in 1698: The Remarkable Sobaípuri O’odham Victory over the Apaches and their Allies”
  • Nancy E. Turner, UA alumna and best-selling author of historical fiction. Her latest book “My Name is Resolute” will be released Feb. 18, 2014 
Twosomes in Tucson