Fall 2010 

Harlem , New York

Lakeview, Long Island native Cay Fatima and over 25 special guest artists were featured in a mixed media exhibit, "People, Places and Politics" 2010, from a larger collection she has compiled in her career, as well as the careers of other talented artists and collectors she has interacted with over the years. This exhibit features new portraits of New York , local Long Island history makers and photographs never exhibited before. Along with some older favorites, "People, Places and Politics" 2010, in preparation for larger exhibits, include rare and classic photos of Langston Hughes , Jessie Jackson , Hon. Nelson Mandela , and Miles Davis .  In addition to stunning Southwestern sunsets, classic street scenes from Paris, interesting everyday people, places and politics, visitors will see famous bridges/buildings/monuments, and noted performers/politicians, such as Governor Mario Cuomo, Lena Horne, Kenny G., Stevie Ray Vaughan, Governor George Pataki, B.B. King,  Congresswoman Bella Abzug, Senator Hillary Clinton, George Benson, Governor David Paterson, Mayor David Dinkins, Natalie Cole, Rev. Ralph Abernathy, Aretha Franklin, Governor Elliot Spitzer, Patti Labelle, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, Freddie Hubbard, Janice Joplin, Nina Simone, Missy Elliot, Tupac, Dizzy Gillespie and Stevie Wonder.

            "It was hard to select over 75 works from the greater collection," says Fatima. "I have a hard time choosing, so some exhibitions may not show the same pieces all the time. The hardest to choose is the politicians and I am adding to the collection all the time. As people, places and politics change, I hope to continue in this mode to document with photography the transformations, while continuing to explore other forms of audio-visual expression."           

In between her work as a jazz musician, Cay stays busy as a photo-journalist/multimedia specialist with Entertainment Media News Services. Look for a new spoken word recording project, as well as lectures, demonstrations and workshops. For directions and library hours call (516) 379-3274; for more information about Cay Fatima, please visit, or contact KMA (516) 766-4409