ALL OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS ON THIS WEBSITE ARE COPYRIGHTED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER CARMINE TAVERNA…..Carmine Taverna is a New York City based photojournalist, who is passionate about photographing America. A photographer since 1973, who encourages everyone to practice "FREEDOM of EXPRESSION" thru the Art of Photography. All of the photos on this website, have been taken by Carmine Taverna. The camera gear used for most photos is listed in the title for each shot. Contact Carmine Taverna by eMail at: BlackAndWhitePhoto@aol.com FINAL WORDS…"ONLY A PRINTED PHOTO IS A PHOTOGRAPH, THE REST IS DATA" & " EVERY PHOTOGRAPH, EVER TAKEN, HAS RECORDED HISTORY OF OUR PLANET ".