In Sight

A photographic journal (mostly) around lower Fairfield County
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TOP: Women remove their shoes as they arrive at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York in Stamford to participate in afternoon prayer.  ABOVE: Ismael El Nahas, 3 of Stamford, watches as a group of men participate in afternoon prayer. The assignment Elizabeth Kim and I took on today was timely given the recent debate […] [Read More]
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Guarding the legacy

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Bob Altomare, stands on the sand at West Beach where he and his two brothers were lifeguards in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Today I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing Bob who with his two older brothers, Tony and Peter, guarded West Beach for decades .  He truly is an […] [Read More]
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Freedom flag

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Kashvi Kumar, 7 of Westport, and Veda Malhotra, 6 of Darien, participate in a ceremony to mark the 63rd anniversary of India’ s Independence Day at the Government Center. The event was sponsored by GOPIO (Global organization of People of Indian Origin) – Connecticut Chapter. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate [Read More]
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Photographic memory

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A taxi makes it way down Water Street during a thunderstorm on Block Island in late July. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate It’s been nearly three weeks since I returned from vacation in Rhode Island and it feels like months.  I finally received some images I shot with a friends camera (unlike most people I rarely carry […] [Read More]
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Yak yak yak

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Kayakers set up camp on Shea Island for Yak Jam 2010, the Third Annual Kayaker Jamboree in Norwalk.  The group launched at Calf Pasture Beach and paddled out to Shea Island.  The weekend long event includes an environmentalist presentation, group paddles, an island cleanup and camping. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I couldn’t have asked for a […] [Read More]
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A new coat

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Edward Grady paints the fence in front of the house where he has lived for 35 years.  The house, on Madison Place, was built in 1850. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate I just returned from vacation and I struggled a bit today getting back in the work groove.  I drove around for an hour before I spotted […] [Read More]
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Circus scenes

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TOP: People line up at the concession stand at the Big Apple Circus “Bello Is Back!” show at Mill River Park.  ABOVE: “Grandma” the clown greets visitors to the big top before the start of the show. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate If you get a chance, check out the show in Mill River Park through July […] [Read More]
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A tented affair

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TOP: Crew members fold up a large tarp under the tent before raising the big top at the Big Apple Circus in Mill River Park.  ABOVE: The crew put poles in place to support the sides of the tent.  The Big Apple Circus opens on Friday, July 9th and runs for 26 performances through Sunday, […] [Read More]
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Denim and plaid

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A spectator watches as dancers wait to compete in the sword dance division of the Highland Dancing Competition at The 87th Annual Round Hill Highland Games at Cranbury Park in Norwalk, Conn. on Saturday July 3, 2010. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Nothing like some Scottish dancing and pipe bands to celebrate the 4th of July but […] [Read More]
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All-Americans

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TOP: Jesse Rand, 18, is Stamford High School senior and has dual citizenship – US and Israel.  He skateboards at the Scalzi Skate Park  ABOVE: Mary Ann Lawlor, 70, is a retired attorney and educator who now volunteers at the Stamford Historical Society. Kathleen O’Rourke/The Advocate Photographers from all four CT Hearst newspapers have spent […] [Read More]
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