The Project

Facing You/Facing Me

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Mitchell Street #3
Mitchell Street #1
Devon Avenue #9
Delancey Street #4
Smith Street #6
Devon Avenue #8
Delancey Street #7

We pass people on the street every day without making eye contact or even acknowledging their presence. We are connected to our music, our phones, our technology, but not necessarily to the people around us. I have chosen to share a momentary, public intimacy with those passersby so that I can gaze longer at their faces and value their humanity. We need each other in this world. Awareness of the people around me is the first step toward appreciation of who I am, whether those relationships remain anonymous, or become more revealing over time. This project forces me to get out of my comfort zone and make contact with people on the street face to face. It has enhanced my life and hopefully will make an impact on the viewer as well.

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5 responses

  • JPG

    JPG gave props (5 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on getting Story of the Week!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (11 Apr 2015):

    beautiful portraits and narration.... Congrats for Story of the week

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Apr 2015):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (11 Apr 2015):

    Congrats on making Story of the Week!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (9 Mar 2017):

    Outstanding series.

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