Sunday, December 28, 2008


IMG_2584, originally uploaded by clarisel.

@ a NYC store window

For more of my Christmas photos, go to Click on the Navidad '08 set.

My Resolution: A Photo a Day in 2009

For the new year, I plan to document every day with a picture as part of my Photo a Day project. I am planning to start January 1. That is my New Year's resolution. Happy 2009 everyone.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


IMG_2464, originally uploaded by clarisel.

For more Christmas photos, go to my Navidad '08 set at

Merry Christmas from NYC.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Last minute gift ideas

Get a gift certificate from the PRSUN store featuring my photography at Give the gift of creativity.

You can buy a gift certificate for as little as $25.

Friday, December 19, 2008

New: The Puerto Rican Photographic Society, NYC Google Group

Interested in becoming part of The Puerto Rican Photographic Society, NYC? This group is aimed at showcasing the work of boricua (amateur to professional) photographers. The NYC photo group is part of a larger global effort started on Facebook.

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Subscribe to The Puerto Rican Photographic Society, NYC


Visit this group

Clarisel Gonzalez
administrator, The Puerto Rican Photographic Society, NYC

Monday, December 15, 2008

Boricuation Honors PRSUN Communications

IMG_2350, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Boricuation honors me with a certificate of appreciation for my work with the Puerto Rican community as part of Puerto Rico Sun Communications. I was a guest on Boricuation's radio show last Sunday and was given this nice surprise. On the show, I spoke about my work with PRSUN Communications as well as my photography.
From left, Jose Medina, founder and CEO, Boricuation Cultural Foundation and, me, and painter and Boricuation radio co-host Aguilar Marrero.
Thank you.

(photo by G-Positive)


IMG_2337, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Yomo Toro @ the Mis Banderas concert, Hostos Community College

For more photos of Saturday's concert, go to Click on the Bronx '08 set.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

@ the Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast

IMG_2222, originally uploaded by clarisel.

This cute little boy plays Juan Diego for the day.
For more of my photos of the Guadalupe celebration at St. Jerome's Church in the South Bronx, go to Click on the "Our Lady" photo set.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


IMG_2042, originally uploaded by clarisel.

@ the Christmas House in the Bronx

To view more of my shots at the Christmas House and other 2008 holiday-related NYC images, visit my site at Go to the Navidad '08 photo set.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

New: The Puerto Rican Photographic Society

I'm pleased to report that I have been appointed administrator of the New York City chapter of the new Puerto Rican Photographic Society.
The photographic society, created by photographer Mauricio Jimenez of San Juan, PR, is a global online network focusing on highlighting the work of Puerto Rican photographers. Group currently has nearly 100 members, largely from Puerto Rico and different parts of the United States.
To find out more, go to our Facebook page at

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Framing AIDS

FRAMING AIDS 2008, Queens’ Annual Observance of World AIDS Day

Through the Arts, a program of QMAD, Queens Media
Arts Development, presents an Art Exhibition, Film Screenings, Panel Talks, and Online Multimedia Projects from November 30 through December 22 in various venues in Queens, NYC.

I'm pleased to report that I will be shooting the Framing AIDS exhibit again this year at the invitation of artist Hector Canonge. I will be shooting the opening reception tomorrow and the film screenings on Monday.

Go to for more information and the full lineup of events.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Come check out my photo merchandise gallery on Zazzle and join my fan club! Being a part of my fan club means you can get notifications whenever I add new products to my gallery.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


IMG_1669, originally uploaded by clarisel.

@ Mass in honor of Our Lady of Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico, at St. Jerome's Church, the Bronx

For more of my photos of Our Lady of Providence, go to Click on the "Our Lady" photo set.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


IMG_1623, originally uploaded by clarisel.

@ the Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit, NYC

(photo by Milagros Gonzalez)

To view some of the photos I was showcasing, go to

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit today from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Paul the Apostle Church, Manhattan. Visit my table.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

'Live Your Culture'

New photo set: "Live Your Culture"

Images document Puerto Rican Heritage Month celebrations in NYC.


Monday, November 17, 2008

'Our Lady'

IMG_1519, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Mass in honor of Our Lady of Providence, patroness of Puerto Rico, at St. Patrick's Cathedral

(After Mass at the Cathedral, the image of Our Lady of Providence, was taken in a caravan to the Bronx for a novena and a celebration at Sacred Heart parish.)

To view more photos, visit Click on the "Our Lady" photo set.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Puerto Rican Artisans Fair & Exhibit in NYC

You are invited.

I will have a table here. I will be showcasing my boricua-related photography as well as promoting my Puerto Rico Sun community media project.

See you there.

For more information on Comite Noviembre, go to

(Click on image to see larger text.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Historic Moment for US and World

IMG_1426, originally uploaded by clarisel.

ON TV -- President-elect Barack Obama makes history. He is the first African American who will serve as president of the United States.
He kisses his wife Michelle.

I decided to convert this photo to a black and white as a symbolic gesture of the history being played out.

For more of my election photos, go to

Monday, November 3, 2008

New photos

New postings at my flickr photo site:

-- Election 2008
-- NYC Marathon '08 (the Bronx)
-- Halloween '08

Go visit

Monday, October 27, 2008

New: Clarisel's Photo Place aStore

Check out my new photo shop at Amazon featuring photo-related products from a variety of sources. This photo shop features everything from 2009 calendars to books to DVDS.

Follow the link to my aStore

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Stop Breathe Respect

Hi, I am contributing photography and notes to this multimedia art installation with the theme: Stop Breathe Respect. -- Clarisel

Here's a show description:
What is respect for you? STOP, BREATHE deeply, and answer the question.
Your answer will be part of an art performance by artist FABIO PIETRANTONIO.
This web site ( is an art installation that will be presented in London October 13 - 24, 2008 at the FIAT FLAGSHIP STORE - 105 Wigmore Street. People can upload notes, images and videos at the show or at home.

Visit to view the show.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Featured site:

ArtBistro brings members of the visual art community together to network, advance careers, and to foster a community with exclusive benefits where information about artists and designers is provided by artists and designers.

In 2008, ArtBistro joined with Monster Worldwide to accelerate growth and to improve the career and educational opportunities for our members. Monster's vision is to bring people together to advance their lives, which is a perfect fit for ArtBistro.

Check out my page and photos at ArtBistro. Search for clarisel.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Visit Me at Zazzle

Featured shop

Shop features items with my photography.


See you at Zazzle.


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Check out my Bronx River set @ flickr

IMG_0248, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Picturing Greenwich

IMG_0043, originally uploaded by clarisel.

For my recent photos from Greenwich, Connecticut, visit my New England set at

Monday, August 25, 2008

From my day at the garden...

IMG_9822, originally uploaded by clarisel.

I recently went on a photo journey to the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Check out my collection of photos from my day at the garden.

Monday, August 18, 2008


IMG_9718, originally uploaded by clarisel.

a scene @ Craigslist Foundation's Nonprofit Boot Camp in NYC

To see more photos of my day at boot camp, go to my site at

Go to the Craigslist Foundation Nonprofit Boot Camp '08 set.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My photo at Bronx News

Check out my photo published as a "Bronx Still Life" at the Bronx News website at, a local community newspaper covering the Bronx. Click on the photo link at Bronx News and it will take you to my Bronx Latino, a community lifestyle blog covering the Bronx with a Latino twist at

Support community media.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I'm going to bootcamp


The Craigslist Foundation has asked me to return to shoot and blog the upcoming Nonprofit Boot Camp on Saturday, August 16, at NYU. While there, I plan to take advantage of the bootcamp's presentations and workshops related to social entrepreneurship and technology.

I covered this bootcamp last year and had a lot of fun. It was also a learning experience.

For more information on the bootcamp that focuses on how to start and run a vibrant nonprofit, go to Presentations and workshops include nonprofit basics, fundraising, lobbying, advocacy and more. Registration is $75.

For more photos of last year's bootcamp, visit my site at and click on the Craigslist photo set.

(photo by Clarisel Gonzalez)

Friday, July 18, 2008

I'm pleased to report that my "Star Kids" image has been selected to be included in a forthcoming book entitled "America State by State" by Mark Overmyer-Velazquez (Greenwood Publishing Group).

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Buy My Photo Stamps


I am starting a stamp collection at with customized images of photos I have taken that are good to use for your mail. Zazzle Custom Stamps are real US Postage. Zazzle is an approved vendor of the USPS.

Just added:
signed photo -- Flags Line photo depicting a line of Puerto Rican flags in a Bronx neighborhood.
signed photo -- A Flower's Beauty photo depicting a rose at a community garden in NYC's Lower East Side.

Visit me at

More products will be added soon.

In the meantime, you can visit my other shops at Imagekind, Etsy or Cafepress for more customized products.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Photos on iPhone

In the Mailbox

Hi Clarisel,

Back in 2007, you kindly gave us permission to include your credited photo in our Schmap New York Guide.

This is just a quick note to let you know that Schmap Guides have now been released for the iPhone and iPod touch.

Your photo in the iPhone version of our Schmap New York Guide is at:

(If you are using a desktop computer, this link will show you exactly how your photo is displayed and credited in the iPhone version of our guide.)

Best regards,

Emma Williams
Managing Editor, Schmap Guides

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Photo Op

IMG_3494, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Trinity Cemetery on Riverside Drive

This was published as a featured photo op on page 3 in the May 22 issue of Manhattan Times newspaper. The newspaper link

Monday, May 26, 2008

Susan NYC in the Heights

IMG_7617, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Susan Sermoneta (aka Susan NYC here on flickr) shoots a photo of me at a Washington Heights rooftop.

Check out a related story I wrote for the Manhattan Times about Susan at or pick up the current edition (May 22-28, page 9). This photo was published in the Manhattan Times.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

@ Yeshiva

One of my photos of a group of Dominican and Jewish students who went together from Washington Heights to the “SosĂșa: A Refuge for Jews in the Dominican Republic" exhibit at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in NYC's Battery Park, was featured recently at Yeshiva University's news site.

Here's the link to the article and the photo

See related story I wrote for the Manhattan Times newspaper at (May 15 edition, page 7).

Monday, May 19, 2008

Me at the East Harlem Arts Fest

On the other side of the camera

(photos by Milagros Gonzalez)

(photo by Ismael Nunez)

Saturday, May 10, 2008

for East Harlem Arts Symposium
& Arts Festival

I, representing Puerto Rico Sun Communications, will be among the artists featuring my work at this festival. I will be showcasing some of my Puerto Rico-related photos here. So, stop by my table OK.


Tuesday, April 1, 2008


Check out

I am among the artists featured on this site that highlights Puerto Rican arts, culture and events.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008


MT9-20-07InwoodCover, originally uploaded by clarisel.

I shot this photo of Saul Arellano and wrote an article for the Manhattan Times in September 2007. It was about an immigration rally in Washington Heights. Since then, Saul, an American citizen, has returned to Mexico to live with his mom Elvira Arellano, who was deported because she was undocumented. The Arellanos had made headlines in the U.S.


IMG_5909, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Cassandra Carty of A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem
Photo published in Scholastic News 5/6 (a magazine for students) Feb. 4 edition with a story titled "Freedom Train" on the Underground Railroad.


IMG_5904, originally uploaded by clarisel.

Amanda Edwards of A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem
Photo published in Scholastic News 5/6 (a magazine for students) Feb. 4 edition with a story titled "Freedom Train" on the Underground Railroad.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Un Caribe en NY Photo Exhibit

Un Caribe en NY Photo Exhibit, originally uploaded by clarisel.

'Shining Stars' photo by yours truly

You are invited to join us. Flyer designed by Luis Cordero, Cemi Underground

For more info. on photo exhibit, visit