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Friday, January 11, 2008

The NY Children project

The NY Children Proyect has a relatively simple objective:

"Photograph one child from every country of the world. "

But there's a twist:

Each child must currently live in New York City.

The result is a stunning slideshow of some of the 151 beautiful little faces captured by the project so far. Each child is from a different country and each lives in New York.

Little expats. :)
The photos are spectacular, as well.

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4 Comments:

  • Wow! I love the idea! They should do something like this here in Toronto since it's deemed the most multicultural city in the world! Although I get much more self-conscious about shooting pictures of children here than I did in Spain. In Barcelona and other places in Spain were flattered that I wanted to take a picture of their kids; here, they would probably call the police... it's very sad...

    By OpenID guerson, at 11:39 PM  

  • Toronto? ;) I just read a recent survey that said Amsterdam is first, then Antwerp, with New York running 3rd. We've got just over 170 nationalities living here in the city but what a grand idea. I thought I should trot along to the integration people with the idea maybe ...

    By Blogger Di Mackey, at 11:51 AM  

  • The fact that this is news shows that we aren't ready yet for a multicultural society. Nevertheless I am afraid that this is just the beginning and people moving around the world is something pretty much irreversible. In 30, 40 years people may look at those beautiful pictures and yawn while thinking: Soo.....

    In any case, I love diversity. Extraordinary pictures that show the high level of civilization and respect of New Yorkers.

    By Anonymous canislupus, at 1:47 AM  

  • Oh, I hope they won't yawn, canislupus, the focus just might change. I hope they'll still mostly be just photos of gorgeous little people. And NY has been multicultural this whole century; it's news to CELEBRATE it, it makes NY the city it is, and I say in no way shows we aren't ready. My vision of a multicultural society celebrates all those differences....doesn't aim for homogeneity at all. I believe I grew up in a multicultural society, on the East Coast of the US, outside Boston. And I think it framed my world view, my passion for culture and language and learning about those not like my own while having some friends celebrate entirely different holidays yet consider me part of the family.

    By Blogger wandering-woman, at 4:32 PM  

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