Manhattan Faces

Manhattan Faces

August, 2014

In Manhattan, it is not possible for me to leave my apartment without encountering arresting –  sometimes haunting – faces.  Go anywhere – the pier, the subway, the library.

End of the work day, going home.

End of the work day, going home.

 

At a library table

At a library table

 

 

 

 

 

A Dorothea Lange moment at the library (see Lange’s “Migrant Mother”.)

Subway lace and fan

Subway lace and fan

In the subway on Mother’s Day, some passengers carried bouquets.  This young man carried a single long-stemmed rose for his Mother.  What is the next stop for him?

Subway embrace

Subway embrace

Not faces, but two backs.  (Proust would call the mass  a “polypary.”)

 

The great outdoors

The great outdoors in a café on La Guardia Place.

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Art class at the library.

Subway listener and sleeper

Subway listener and sleeper

Train sleepers

Train sleepers

East Village memoirist

East Village memoirist

At a market in Queens

At a market in Queens

Lovers at Union Square event

At a Union Square event

Winter with a child

Winter with a child

Waiting for Water Taxi to Brooklyn Army Terminal Arts

Waiting for water taxi to Chashama – a Brooklyn Army Terminal arts center.

Dalia at sunset at the pier

Dalia at sunset at the pier

4 thoughts on “Manhattan Faces

  1. Marcelita Swann

    Sharon~
    Just arrived in Lyon, with only moments to spare and limited Wi-Fi, but had to write to say I love the photographs! They remind me that I am not in New York anymore. 😉
    Off to eat, Sara

    Sent from my iPad

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    Reply
  2. Heather F

    Alright that does it. I have to get back to New York as soon as possible.
    Bless you, Sharon, and a pale little butterfly of a curse too. xoxo

    Reply

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