In A Whole New Way

Ensnaring four million Americans, probation has evolved from a way to avoid prison to a sanction feeding mass incarceration. Supported by neighborhood allies, some people of color set out to change all this, equipped only with cameras.

Developing Lives

The “New York City Housing Authority‘s ‘Developing Lives’ program, part of an ambitious bid by the agency to change the image of people living in housing developments.” The New York Daily News.

50 Years on the Front Lines

Philip Jones Griffiths “photographic account of a lacerating war…amounts to one of the great tragic portraits of its time and is required viewing in ours.” The New York Times

PhotoTexts

This housing project in Flemingsberg, Sweden is 30 minutes from Stockholm’s medieval Old Town with its narrow streets and 16 th century church steeples. Housing thousands of new immigrants it is a place where many languages and cultures meet in a physical environment common to none.

New York Goes to Work: The Unseen World of NYC Subways

These photographs attempt to capture the world most New Yorkers never see.  What appears at first blush to be a subterranean netherworld actually drives the life of the city. 

The MTA is the largest public-transportation provider in the Western Hemisphere, operating 24 hours every day and carrying over one billion passengers a year. The bus and subway fleets book 400 million revenue miles a year, equivalent to some 30 round trips from Earth to Mars.

Daily, the 40,000 men and women who run and operate the transit system perform a minor miracle—they move over five million people around the city. 

Each weekday, as night falls, the subways evacuate over one million people from the island of Manhattan alone only to bring them back again the next morning. Passengers see only a handful of the men and women that make this all happen.

 

These photographs provide a behind-the-scene glimpse into the invisible world of work the public rarely sees.

Shakespeare in Paris as night falls…