Ozone Park, Queens

Residential architecture is often looked at as a proxy for locality, community, status—and our relationships with them. A facade may or may not be a cover-up.

do you know your neighbor
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
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Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Bed Stuy, Brooklyn
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Bensonhurst, Brooklyn
do you know your neighbor
Astoria, Queens
Fort Greene, Brooklyn
Fort Greene, Brooklyn

This series catalogues distorted views of neighborhoods where how much can be reliably understood is difficult to gauge. The camera’s attempt to keep up parallels the malfunction potential in casual observations.

To carry that thought further, there’s bearing witness and then there’s the aftermath. Consider, for instance, in a community disturbance, in what circumstances are there alternatives to dialing 911. It’s definitely worth asking, has everyone’s safety been taken into account. Are there additional risks if the police get involved. Do you know your neighbor?