Mermaids 3  Donald Lokuta

Most years, photographer Donald Lokuta can be found at the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Donald’s interests are varied, and his photographs reflect it – another one of his series is called “Plato’s Cave,” and features people pondering stark black skies (there’s philosophy to explore here!)  A new story premieres June 28 on State of the Arts NJ about Donald’s 16-year friendship with, and photographs of, the late sculptor George Segal. An exhibit of the photos is on view through July 31, 2015 at the Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers in New Brunswick, and they’ve published a book as well: George Segal in Black and White: Photographs by Donald Lokuta. Donald Lokuta is a professor at Kean University.