Photographer captures images of immigrants from all nations

By DENISE LAVOIE Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — It didn’t take a divisive presidential election to get Mark Chester interested in immigrants. Chester has been celebrating immigrants for years, making it his mission to photograph two people from every nation. Chester is well on his way. Since 2011, he’s photographed people from 185 of the […]

Worcester Center for Crafts: Sneak Peek Of New Youth Craft + Creativity Program!

By Eric StanwayCorrespondent WORCESTER — For a generation raised on electronic gadgets and television, the idea of pursuing crafts might seem novel, or quaint. The Worcester Center for Crafts aims to change all that, as they introduce their new, innovative Youth Craft + Creativity Program at a free event from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 24 at the […]

Four ASMPNE Members Share Their Personal Projects and Passionate Commissions

We at ASMPNE have found throughout our careers that doing work we care about also supports our businesses.  Choosing these meaningful projects ultimately attracts clients you want to be working with. Although it is unpredictable how a personal project may lead to a job, in the end doing work that we are passionate about not […]

Photographer Captures Bay State Diversity

By MINDY TODD • AUG 3, 2016 A conversation with Mark Chester GO TO AUDIO Photographer Mark Chester‘s new book The Bay State, A Multicultural Landscape explores the rich diversity of Massachusetts through portraits of naturalized citizens. It features more than 300 people from many different nations. Follow this link for more information on a benefit concert for Mark Chester’s […]

The Global Music Concert Series 4/8

Color Magazine USA published this announcement: Crocodile River Music is bringing to Newton the music of Mali, Brazil, Spain and Trinidad plus the instruments and dances that celebrate these cultures. On Friday, April 8 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Newton South High School, located at 140 Brandeis Rd. in Newton, Crocodile River Music will perform […]

Newton Creative Arts and Sciences

Support creative arts and science enrichment programming in the Newton public schools on Friday, April 8, at a concert featuring Crocodile River Music, a world music ensemble. Tickets for the adults-only concert at Newton South High School are $35, include light fare and an open bar, and will benefit the Parent Teacher Organization’s Creative Arts […]

The Women’s Image Center Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Feel Beautiful

The Worcester boutique stocks clothing, wigs, and prosthetics for women going through cancer treatment. By Jamie Ducharme, Boston Magazine, PHOTO PROVIDED TO BOSTONMAGAZINE.COM You will not find a single hospital bed or wheelchair in Mary Aframe’s healthcare boutique. Instead, the Women’s Image Center is a shop dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors feel beautiful—and like themselves—again. The […]

Massachusett’s naturalized citizens hail from around the world

By Gwenn Friss, Cape Cod Times Long before immigration policy became a touchstone in presidential debates, Woods Hole-based photographer Mark Chester was interested in the people and cultures that make up Massachusetts. The son of a Russian immigrant and a world traveler himself, Chester has volunteered for several years to document special events at […]

Mark Chester and Olga Kwasniewski on ‘The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape’

The Business Beat on 90.5 WICN, April 19 and July 26, 2015 In an encore of The Business Beat, Steve Jones-D’Agostino, strategic partner of Susan Wagner PR + Best Rate of Climb, interviews Mark Chester and Olga Kwasniewski of The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape. They talk about the business and cultural impact of New […]

The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape

Color Magazine, September 2015 Malden High School proudly presents “The Bay State: A Multicultural Landscape – Photographs of New Americans.” This exhibit of inspirational portraits, by nationally known photographer Mark Chester, offer a moving display of more than 300 newly naturalized U.S. citizens, all of whom are residents of the Commonwealth. Malden High is located […]