Category Archives: City Limits
I took most of the photos in the magazine, which gave me an opportunity to take photographs and talk to teenagers, two things I love to do.
Here are some photographs I took for a series of City Limits articles about the Harlem Children’s Zone. From City Limits:
Founded by a committed advocate for low-income children, nurtured by the politically powerful and Wall Street titans, and lauded by media around the world, the Harlem Children’s Zone has raised a nation’s hopes. The Obama administration wants to use it as the model for a nationwide antipoverty plan. But what is really known about the success of the Zone? Is there enough evidence to base a larger initiative around it? Are other cities capable of developing their own versions of the Harlem Miracle? In the new City Limits, read an in-depth evaluation of the program that’s inspiring the federal government’s most innovative poverty-fighting initiative in decades.
I photographed and wrote this story for City Limits last year. The Baruch Elders Services Team (BEST) serves older residents at Baruch Houses, a public housing complex and naturally occurring retirement community on New York’s Lower East Side.
Here’s something from the vault. This is a story I shot for City Limits last winter about a family who received a homelessness prevention subsidy that was threatened by budget cuts. Their one-bedroom Bronx apartment was too small for three kids and their mom, but they couldn’t afford a larger apartment. Who knows where they’d be without the subsidy.
The family was very focused on education and on each other. It was nice to see a family who was making it work somehow, despite really stressful circumstances.