Photographer Finds World View in NYC Children

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Basim from Iraq

Basim is from Iraq.

Danny Goldfield

Goldfield's Tips

  • Take many photos to increase the odds of taking a good one.
  • Empower the child so they feel comfortable in their environment.
  • Get close to the child.
  • Don't use a flash.
  • There's no camera or photograph more important than the person you are photographing.
  • Talk to the kids at eye level and ask for permission.

New York City, a historic entry point for immigrants arriving in the United States, is an appropriate setting for artist Danny Goldfield's project, NYChildren. He is trying to photograph children from every country in the world who currently live in New York.

Goldfield began work on NYChildren more than two years ago. He's finished photographing children from about two-thirds of the 194 countries on his list. His project is limited to children under 12 who live in one of New York City's five boroughs. They must have been born in another country, or be the offspring of parents who were both born in the same foreign land.

Goldfield tells Alex Chadwick about the project, as part of our occassional series called Photo-Op.

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