Inland: Fragments explores the notion and importance of “the other” in regards to oneself, redefining the idea of identity and who we are in relationship to the “other”.
I decided to photograph the changing neighborhood of Coney Island and it’s community. The first day I arrived, I photographed a man in the street. After taking his portrait I asked if I could photograph someone else he knew from the neighborhood and if he would be so kind to point the way. And so he did, and instructed me to another man, a friend, who owned a car wash down the street. I shook his hand, said goodbye, and continued my way down the street. By the end of the day I had photographed several people and on the way, engaged on cityscapes of the streets, walls, and houses that defined the paths chosen.
Coney Island, 2009
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