Join Mr. OTT and myself for an evening of photography from a recent excursion to NYC.

November 3, 6-9:30 pm
Cool Jazz, hors d’oeuvres, and beverages will be served

Show dates: November 3, – December 15, 2017
Columbia Heights Public Library
3939 Central Avenue NE
Columbia Heights, MN

Manhattan Project

Photography by Walter Horishnyk and Richard Ott
a chain reaction of camera and vision at 1/250 of a second

Everyone has images of New York City in their minds,
some real, others manufactured.
You can’t help it.
It’s one of the most photographed cities in the world.
Movies, Television, countless commercials hawking luxury cars,
car insurance, diamonds, bagels, Brooklyn Bridge, 911, and
giant pastrami on rye sandwiches at Katz’s Delicatessen
leave trails of lingering recollection.

New York City has branded itself as “success”.
“If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere!”

Mixed in this hype are millions of everyday people from all walks of life.
A microcosm of the universe,
teeming with every race, creed, and persuasion.
They’re packed like sardines in a can,
filling every nook and cranny,
pushing into the vertical and subterranean dwellings that make up this city.
They struggle to survive by working together and most strive for excellence every day.

April 10, 2017,
I shared a cramped flat with Mr. Ott for ten days on 31st Street and Broadway,
in the middle of Midtown Manhattan.
Every morning after a quick ham and eggs, we would head towards uptown
or wherever the calling beckoned.
The scheme was to capture picture stories
wherever they appeared without announcement
in this sea of humanity.

After the day exhausted us, we’d meet for dinner.

These are images of Mankind in Manhattan

Walter Horishnyk & Richard Ott


I will be selling 7″x5″photos from my recent trip to NYC and Havana, Cuba, 2015
At Art-A-Whirl 2017, located in:

A-mill lofts. 

315 Main Street SE, 4th Floor Hall
Minneapolis Mn.

May 19 – May 21

May 19 at 5:00 PM to May 21 at 5:00 PM CDT

Meet Walter Horishnyk, a premier photographer from the Twin Cities with a street photography focus always searching for the convergence of content, relevance and composition to appear in his viewfinder. Following in the tradition of past-master street shooters from Henri Cartier-Bresson, to Garry Winogrand, Walter looks for just the right place to stand on “the stage of life unfolding before him”. He has had this obsession for the past 10 years, and continues this pursuit with no end in sight.

Street Photography comes to being as an instant act of sight.
— Aaron Siskind 1945

Location at AAW 2017: 315 Main Street SE, 4th Floor Hall

— at A-Mill Artist Lofts.



No es fácil — it’s not easy

In May of 2015 fine art photographer Walter Horishnyk was invited to photograph the band Charanga Tropical as they took part in a music festival in Cuba. Charanga Tropical became the first American ensemble ever invited to perform at the prestigious International Danzón Festival in Havana, Cuba. The biannual festival celebrates the musical style of danzón and features the top charanga bands in the world. When not photographing the band he set out to capture images of everyday life on the streets and markets of Havana. Havana is a dazzling place where Cuban culture shows how it has weathered political, social, and economic challenges for the past 45 years. History and resilience are evident in the eyes and attitude of the local people. If you spend enough time talking with people in Cuba, there is a phrase you are sure to hear
“No es fácil” — it’s not easy.

Presented is an ensemble of 12 images of the people of Havana who Walter encountered during his stay.

Exhibit facilitated by The Phipps Center for the Arts
Artists Reception Wednesday December 16, 2015 • 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Showing December 15, 2015 – March 12, 2016

Location Croixdale 750 Highway 95, North Bayport, MN 55003 651.275.4800