February 2011 Visiting Contributors

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author: china
In addition to LI Pulse’s monthly Spotlight Q&A column, Aileen Jacobson writes about the arts for the New York Times and other publications. A former arts and media writer for Newsday, she is also the author of two books.

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author: catskiing & heliskiing
Peter Bronski (peterbronski.com) is a Long Island native and award-winning writer whose work has appeared in more than 70 magazines. is a Long Island native and award-winning writer whose work has appeared in some 75 magazines. A member of the North American Snowsports Journalists Association, he wrote about East Coast powder skiing in the last issue of Long Island Pulse.

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photog: china
Long Island native, Lynn Spinnato, specializes in shooting people. Her advertising and music industry tenures honed her skills for shooting what’s intimate, yet current. To see more images, visit spinnatogallery.com.

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author: chris barron: still spinning
Alan Semerdjian is a writer, musician, educator, and occasional visual/performance artist. His first full-length book of poetry, In the Architecture of Bone (GenPop Books 2009), deals with growing up Armenian-American, genocide and coffee grounds. For more information on his music, visit alansemerdjian.com or alanarts.com.

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photog: chris barron: still spinning
Christopher Wells is a self-taught photographer who has a very unorthodox approach in creating his work. The decisions he makes with composition, lighting and subject matter are all based on a feeling. He believes that ultimately, artists create things to impress themselves, and then pray others love it.