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Peter Zurla

Peter Zurla



I am 76 years old. I am a prostate cancer survivor. 4 year anniversary June 2013. I was very involved in photography in the 70's when it was film and darkrooms. I won't bore you with the details of the last 40 years, suffice it to say I am back into photography NOW. The learning curve will be unbelievable but that's good...Keeps the brain working... Never to late to learn. So... Thanks to everyone who has been supportive. Please leave comments pro/con. The only way to learn and grow.

Camerapixo B & W Issue

Published March 8th, 2014

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Published December 23rd, 2013

#4 in the Gallery.

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Back in the Day

Published October 10th, 2013

Unaccustomed as I am to public speaking … Here goes.

I became involved with photography in the 70’s . As most people do when they start out I took photos of everything. Then I had the good fortune to move to New York City, which in itself was an adventure, set up my darkroom in the kitchen and set out to find my “vision”. I gravitated toward the lower E. Side of NY. It was a world unto itself. Kids playing in mud puddles in the gutter, in old abandoned buildings. Adults staring off into space wondering where their next meal was coming from BUT in the middle of the squalor there was a community. You could feel it in the air Families sitting on stoops. Ice cup vendors plying their cups of ice, the wonderful smells of different cultures thrown together. People making the best of a bad situation. I had found my place, for want of a better word, I had to record these special moments, not so much for myself but to hopefully show the outside world that no matter how bad you think you have ...

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Published July 20th, 2013

This is a story about how nothing has changed. The grief and sorry are still the same now as it was 12 years ago on that terrible day. Never Forget.

#4 & #5 Are photos of a German couple who lost their son. They could finally make the journey after 12 years to say goodbye.

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Shoot the Street

Published January 22nd, 2012

This is not a story about the street we all see.These are the back streets where its another world.

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