New York is the city everyone dreams of visiting, maybe even to live in one day and always to learn more about. This project seeks to help you explore the corners of New York you may not have seen, and to meet those who call those places home. You’ll see and read about the successes, the struggles and what it takes to thrive and keep your spirits high in the bewitching metropolis.
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Upside down, or rightside up, Manhattan always has things to discover.
To really understand New York, you need to understand the people first. Through words and pictures, I aim to tell their stories as a way to reveal this vibrant city. I’m obsessed with taking the perfect pictures that capture people’s true character.
As a photographer with a background in journalism and a passion for psychology, my best work is always born from a deep sense of empathy and human connection with other people. If I have learned to do anything well it’s to get anyone I meet to share their story with me and reproduce it in a compelling way.
New York is a billion moments of amazing humanity every day. It never ceases to amaze.
maria antonia jaume
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