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A poster in an evening demonstration (against violence and drug use) featuring a silhouette of a long knife and pictures of syringes

A poster in an evening demonstration (against violence and drug use) featuring a silhouette of a long knife and pictures of syringes


Selling Grains at a Grocery Store

Selling Grains at a Grocery Store


Men observe the call to prayer, Astroland Amusement Park, Coney Island

Men observe the call to prayer, Astroland Amusement Park, Coney Island

Printed from a photograph taken in 1999.

Little girl lighting candles, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Little girl lighting candles, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn


Taking communion, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, March 11, 2001

Taking communion, St. Mary's Orthodox Church, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, March 11, 2001

Photograph taken March 11, 2001.

Life carries on in the War Zone

Life carries on in the War Zone


Among the last residents, [an] African-American boy standing in rubble, his "neighborhood," with abandoned buildings in the background.

Among the last residents, [an] African-American boy standing in rubble, his "neighborhood," with abandoned buildings in the background.


One of the high school students told me she was going to be a dental assistant. The other two said they wanted to be models.

One of the high school students told me she was going to be a dental assistant. The other two said they wanted to be models.


Mother and daughter pause in the ruins, which is still their home, Claremont Parkway.

Mother and daughter pause in the ruins, which is still their home, Claremont Parkway.


A Child's Playground. Bathgate Avenue

A Child's Playground. Bathgate Avenue


She had been left behind when her family and friends moved out of the neighborhood

She had been left behind when her family and friends moved out of the neighborhood


St. Athanasia's baseball team

St. Athanasia's baseball team


When I looked for her to give her the picture, her building had burned and she had moved

When I looked for her to give her the picture, her building had burned and she had moved


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Clinic had a milk program for the children of the neighborhood

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Health Clinic had a milk program for the children of the neighborhood

This building held an annex for Empire State College where Mel Rosenthal had his first office as a SUNY...

Shop keeper, Ana, in front of El Cubano Deli

Shop keeper, Ana, in front of El Cubano Deli


Mikey at the bar, next to my photographs. I loved hanging out, having a beer, taking pictures, listening to what people said about the neighbor-hood. People were open and generous with me

Mikey at the bar, next to my photographs. I loved hanging out, having a beer, taking pictures, listening to what people said about the neighbor-hood. People were open and generous with me


The man had left the neighborhood years ago, but came back for drinks every Friday evening

The man had left the neighborhood years ago, but came back for drinks every Friday evening


Cambodian children in the South Bronx.

Cambodian children in the South Bronx.

Cambodian immigrants placed in abandoned apartment building in the South Bronx by the well-meaning charity...

African-American congregation in front of church.

African-American congregation in front of church.


Paulina and her dog, Bathgate Avenue

Paulina and her dog, Bathgate Avenue


Girls posing in front of the Junior High School on Third Avenue

Girls posing in front of the Junior High School on Third Avenue


South Bronx site of the 1980 "People's Convention" in opposition to the Democratic Party's nominating convention downtown

South Bronx site of the 1980 "People's Convention" in opposition to the Democratic Party's nominating convention downtown

The US military leaving the island of Vieques is advocated on the white banner.

Fourth of July, hanging out on the stoop of their apartment house

Fourth of July, hanging out on the stoop of their apartment house


Mel Rosenthal in his old bedroom in the South Bronx

Mel Rosenthal in his old bedroom in the South Bronx


Doll laying in empty lot filled with rubble

Doll laying in empty lot filled with rubble


Teens clean up the rubble in order to create a neighborhood garden.

Teens clean up the rubble in order to create a neighborhood garden.


Large, four foot, poster on the side of a building.

Large, four foot, poster on the side of a building.

It says,"Every American Ought to Know What It Says" and depicts a nurse reading a book entitled, "The...

Candido with neighborhood kids

Candido with neighborhood kids

Candido lived in abandoned stores after his building burned down. I was told he was an excellent auto...

The daily domino game in front of the Social Club

The daily domino game in front of the Social Club


Paulina in front of the Social Club before it got demolished.

Paulina in front of the Social Club before it got demolished.


South of Cross Bronx Expressway, decals belie the truth of destruction for suburban commuters.

South of Cross Bronx Expressway, decals belie the truth of destruction for suburban commuters.

Decals in windows of deserted building hide the truth and portray a false picture of domestic tranquility....

"Racial Attacks Must Stop", South Bronx residents speak up with a sign

"Racial Attacks Must Stop", South Bronx residents speak up with a sign


Deserted, desolated buildings: "War Zone"

Deserted, desolated buildings: "War Zone"


Venerable architecture of the period, slated for destruction, Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street

Venerable architecture of the period, slated for destruction, Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street


Among the Last Residents, Mother and daughter, East 173rd Street

Among the Last Residents, Mother and daughter, East 173rd Street


Junior high school student, Bathgate Avenue.

Junior high school student, Bathgate Avenue.


Priest and teens on sidewalk with African- American woman walking by

Priest and teens on sidewalk with African- American woman walking by


Young girl at a fire hydrant on the sidewalk

Young girl at a fire hydrant on the sidewalk


Storefronts on East 173rd Street. One with a German Shepard behind the roll-down gate.

Storefronts on East 173rd Street. One with a German Shepard behind the roll-down gate.


Near Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street.

Near Bathgate Avenue and East 173rd Street.


People marching: poster saying "South Bronx for Change".

People marching: poster saying "South Bronx for Change".


[Young man dancing at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Young man dancing at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

[Women hugging and clapping at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Women hugging and clapping at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

[Women pinning gold coins to bride's dress at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Women pinning gold coins to bride's dress at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

[Groom's mother guarding the wedding cakes at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Groom's mother guarding the wedding cakes at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

[Groom in a traditional dance at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Groom in a traditional dance at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

[Bride in a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

[Bride in a Palestinian wedding at Widdi's Catering Hall.]

Printed from a photograph taken on August 22, 1999.

Debbie Almontaser with photograph of son Yousif

Debbie Almontaser with photograph of son Yousif


"Missing from WTC - Floor 104"

"Missing from WTC - Floor 104"


Palestinian woman with flag

Palestinian woman with flag


Young girl with crossed candles

Young girl with crossed candles


Man holding American flag

Man holding American flag


"Mourn the victims, stand for peace"

"Mourn the victims, stand for peace"


B & B Electronics Store Owner with children, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

B & B Electronics Store Owner with children, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Printed from a photograph taken in 1999.

A Fitting at Four Golden Needles

A Fitting at Four Golden Needles

Printed from a photograph taken in 1999.

Egyptian-American Rug Dealer

Egyptian-American Rug Dealer


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