Sun, Moon, Sky: Stan Honda Photography

Sun, Moon, Sky: Stan Honda Photography

Friday, January 17 until Sunday, February 16

Opening Reception: Friday, January 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

the cell – 338 W. 23rd Street (between 8th and 9th Avenues)

Admission: Free

New York-based photographer Stan Honda will have an exhibition of his night sky photographs at the cell in Chelsea.

Tribeca New Music and nancy manocherian’s the cell will host an opening reception on Friday, January 17. It will feature a musical performance of Sapphire by Preston Stahly, inspired by a dawn astronomical twilight experienced at sea, performed by violinist Jennifer Choi with a video of Honda’s images.

For more information about this event, please visit the cell’s website.

About Stan Honda

Honda worked as a photojournalist for 34 years, most recently for Agence France-Presse (AFP), the French news agency. He covered a wide range of topics including news events, politics, economics, sports, and human interest. Photographing the space shuttle program for five years was a highlight of his time at AFP since he has been following the space program since childhood.

Honda’s night sky landscapes combine his longtime interest in astronomy and photography. He has worked as an artist-in-residence at six national parks: the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Wupatki in Arizona, Rocky Mountain in Colorado, Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, and Haleakala in Maui. He photographs the sky and the landscape with the aim of helping to preserve our view of the night sky. Photography of Chaco Culture and Wuptaki helped both parks earn designation as International Dark Sky Parks.

His astronomy-related photos have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today,, Sky & Telescope, and Yahoo News, and CBS This Morning, National Geographic, and ABC News have interviewed him about photographing celestial events. NASA has featured his photographs for its Astronomy Picture of the Day eight times. He conducts night sky photography workshops in New York City; Rocky Mountain National Park; Flagstaff, Arizona; and at the Summit Nature Photography Workshop in Wyoming.

Documenting U.S. Concentration Camps

Personal projects include documenting the U.S. concentration camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, including his parents and other relatives. Writer Sharon Yamato and Honda published Moving Walls: The Barracks of America’s Concentration Camps about the Heart Mountain camp barracks.

As a member of the New York Day of Remembrance Committee, Honda helps organize the annual Day of Remembrance and the Fred T. Korematsu Day programs. He is a board member of the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York and coordinates the AAA Astrophotography group.

For more information about Honda, please visit his website.


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