Publications

My photos accompanying other authors:

Renee Sferrazza for Monarch Wine Publication "THE JEWEL OF LA FÊTE"

Michelin Guides: "Yannick Benjamin of Contento is the MICHELIN Guide New York 2023 Sommelier Award Winner"

The SOMM Journal: "A Vision Fulfilled" 

The SOMM Journal: "Meet the People Who Keep Sequoia Grove Winery in the Groove"

Decanter "A drink with… Yannick Benjamin"

AustrianWine.com "Sommelier Competition" 

Fine Dining Lovers: "Yannick Benjamin: a force for positive change in the industry"

SevenFiftyDaily: "Creating a New Model for Accessible Wine Retail and Restaurant Design"

Savour: "We Hope Wine Shops of the Future Look Like This Newcomer"

The SOMM Journal "Shelf Life"

Mordu: "Contento, le nec plus ultra des restos accessibles"

Press Fraction "Monday Musings on Tuesday"

The Wine Enthusiast: "50 Best Restaurants in America 2022"

Food and Wine: "Gamechangers: Yannick Benjamin"

CNN: "Start Small Think Big: Contento" (Photography accompanying the episode)

Dunn Vineyards: Gallery Photos

The Wine Enthusiast: "A Tireless Advocate For Accessibility and Inclusion, Yannick Benjamin"

Forbes: "Contento Restaurant Offers All Diners A Seat At The Table"

Forbes: "Wines Made On Spanish Islands With Erupting Volcano And Tsunami Warning"

Eater: "East Harlem’s Contento Is a Wine Destination with a Seat for All New Yorkers"

The Cork Report: "There’s Some Sparkle in the Finger Lakes"

Hudson Valley Magazine: "Elevating the Hudson Valley Wine Experience at Milea Estate Vineyard"

The Cork Report: "Set Your Radars to Milea Estate Ciders"

The Wine Buzz: (July / August 2019 - Vol. 16 #6) "New York Wines Offer a Taste of History"

The Cork Report: "A Conversation About NY Drinks NY 2019"


One of my photographs was chosen and exhibited at the LightBox Gallery in Astoria, Oregon as part of the The Photographic Nude 2024

Two of my photographs, as well as an essay, were featured on NYU: Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, in a special feature titled "Immigrant Stories".

Immigrant Stories: A New Rubric at All the Russias

The Journey to Amerika: An Immigrant Story


Additionally, my portraits of the artist, Aleksander Kedrin, as well as photographs of his magnificent ceramics were printed in a collection of essays titled "Aleksander Kedrin: Formulae of Creation". The texts themselves were translated from Russian to English by me for this publication, printed and presented at his recent exhibition in Moscow. More about the book and the photographs can be seen here: 

Aleksander Kedrin: Formulae of Creation

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