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Extraordinary Everyday New Yorkers

Reported by Sion Fullana

From the art lofts in the South Bronx to the pizza joints on Staten Island, I’ll be sharing stories from lives of the city’s unique, wonderful, and delightful inhabitants.

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Discover the real New York through photos and text.

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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  • I pledge to introduce you to at least two of these remarkable New Yorkers a month through photo stories.

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Upside down, or rightside up, Manhattan always has things to discover.

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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.

A commitment to visual storytelling

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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.

Millions of stories are waiting to be told, let’s find them!

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New York is a billion moments of amazing humanity every day. It never ceases to amaze.

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Sion Fullana BIOGRAPHY

I’m a professional Visual Storyteller from Spain, living in New York City for over 7 years. My work includes photography (favorite genres Street Photography, Portraiture and Entertainment) and journalism, with a background in filmmaking (both fiction and documentary). I love capturing stories and emotions from life and sharing them with the world through the new visual social media channels.

I’ve been considered among the pioneers of Mobile Photography since 2008. My photographic work has been featured in international exhibits, magazines, newspapers, blogs, TV segments and even three book covers. One of my cellphone images is on the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art (Atlanta). I’ve also been a public speaker about Visual Storytelling, Mobile Photography and Street Photography - including twice as a special guest at Apple Stores and in NYC Social Media Week.

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