Renewal Blog

Harnessing The Brain’s Own Healing Processes | An Artist’s Vision

I’m committed to making photographs that help others experience healing and wellbeing. Discovering that my art can help people harness their brain’s own healing processes motivates me find better ways to just that. My…Read more

Visit with Senator Daniel Inouye One Year Ago Today

  One year ago today I met with the now late Senator Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii. My primary agenda in asking for the meeting was to share my then just released book, Renewal at the…Read more

Author Jerry Kaufman with Senator Daniel Inouye, HI

Teachers, Parents and Students Discover Pearl Harbor Story of Renewal and Reconciliation

ONE OF THE JOYS of my book signings at Pearl Harbor is being able to see the immediate reaction of people to the images in my book. From eight-year-olds to 95-year-old World War II…Read more

Visiting Pearl Harbor | Better Experience

The USS Arizona Memorial is now part of the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument – Valor for short. The $56-million new visitor center was dedicated on December 7, 2010. Everyday…Read more

The Black Tears At Pearl Harbor

The only sound you hear is your own breathing as you join Brett Seymour, underwater photographer, at Pearl Harbor as he hovers above the sunken hull of the USS Arizona – once a powerful…Read more

Introduction to a series of blog entries from Pearl Harbor Spring 2012

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – The Hawaii release of my new book Renewal at The Place of Black Tears coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial (1962-2012). It also marks the transition…Read more

Flags-of-Our-Fathers

Black Tears Normandy Connection

Stan Kaufman on Normandy Beach D-Day 2012, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii – I am at Pearl Harbor thinking about Normandy. On this date in 1944 an invasion of France was launched. The Normandy invasion is…Read more

Normandy, France, WWII Veteran on beach 55 years after D-Day, photo by Jerry Kaufman available from Images of Renewal

Preparation for After Dark in the Park talk for the 50th Anniversary of the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

Daniel Martinez, Chief Historian at the WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument (Valor), invited me to give a talk at Pearl Harbor Visitor Center for the National Park Service’s After Dark in the…Read more

The Oil from the USS Arizona – The “Black Tears”

From the Prologue to the book Renewal at The Place of Black Tears published by Visual World Impression, 2012… “THE PLACE OF BLACK TEARS is a permanent shrine that is always changing. Every few moments, small…See the Black Tears video

Oil or "Black Tears" rising from the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor featured in the book Renewal At The Place of Black Tears by Jerome A. Kaufman.