As a professional in Event Photography, New Jersey is one of the beautiful and historic states along the East Coast that I have the privilege of working in. New Jersey may be the fourth smallest state in the US, but it is certainly not short on culture and it is obvious that New Jerseyans understand how cultural expressions positively influence quality of life. Some evidence of this lies in the numerous museums which are dedicated to showcasing examples of culture both from within the state and around the world. Event Photography in New Jersey often takes me to these museums where, like other patrons, I savor the opportunity to view and reflect on the items on display. Each piece of artwork is a personal creation by the artist – be it a sculpture, painting, song, dance, photograph or whatever medium the artist chooses to express himself in. Each work of art is also representative of the society as a whole. Preserving examples of artistic expression then takes on paramount importance as a way of preserving the history of a society’s culture and the very culture itself. A huge part of that responsibility falls to museums – to not just gather and display artwork but also to educate visitors on the significance of each piece. That responsibility is the story behind the photograph shown above. It was taken at the beautiful Emirates Palace Hotel which played host to the Talking Art: Guggenheim Abu Dhabi lecture series. The gentleman in the foreground is the famous sculptor, illustrator and painter, Jeff Koons. For the series, he is joined by many other artists from Adu Dhabi, the Middle East and around the world with a view to engage the wider public in the direction which should be taken by the yet to be completed Guggenheim Abu Dhabi museum and other planned museums of the Saadiyat Cultural District.