yourUPstate Vol. 3

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Welcome to Your Urban Upstate 4.19.2017

From Binghamton to Buffalo, from Utica to Troy and everything in between, the photographers below are excited to share their city.  Every Monday, The Urban Phoenix will share images from talented “correspondent photographers” across our great state.  These are photogs that not only love their craft, they have a passion for visually representing the beautiful things in our Upstate urban centers.

Soon, this weekly piece will include photos and editorials from members as the Urban Phoenix takes the next steps to help make loving your city a part of every day life.

Think New York City is the only urban paradise in in our state?  Not anymore.  Each week, the photographers below will take you on a tour of our thriving upstate cities, showing you all that is happening in places you might not expect.  Scroll through, enjoy and connect with these talented masters of imagery as they share their urban centers with you.


Utica, Ken Smith

Twitter:  @Tolerated13, @SMITHImagery315
Instagram:  Tolerated13, smithimagery
A monument to Thomas R. Proctor along Utica’s Memorial Parkway.  Utica owes so much to this man and his family.  Without the Proctors’ love for Utica, our parks and city would look vastly different.

Rochester, Arian Horbovetz

Twitter: @a_d_photo

Instagram:  ariandavidphoto


 Buffalo, Michael Shriver


Instagram:  buffalophotoblog



Rome, Mike Colangelo Sr.



Rome plays host to a rich history, military tradition and some of the most gorgeous residences!

Troy, Maria Piscitella

Website (Tumblr):
Instagram:  troynewyork_

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Troy/Albany, Sean Russell

Instagram:  seanrussellphoto


IMG_2272 Albany from across the river in East Greenbush


Geneva, Alex Long

Instagram:  brilliantvisual



Geneva turns from “Uniquely Urban” into beautiful lakefront in a heartbeat… one of city’s most attractive qualities!

Binghamton, Patti Schwartz

Website:  Facebook:



Schenectady, Mary Zawacki


Instagram:  zajaczka / schenectadyhistorical



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