Life on the Water

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Students taking the Visual Journalism course this semester are assigned weekly photo projects which we will feature on this blog.

New York: Life on the Water Assignment

One might forget New York is a coastal city. Manhattan is an island, surrounded by water, there are ferries, sail boats, house boats, sightseeing cruisers, canals, beaches, piers, and ports. How do people use the water? Recreational, commercial, and for transportation? What happens on the waterfront? How does the water impact people’s lives?

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Jane Clegg’s boat faces south down the Hudson River. Through her front window, she observes sailors arrive from over 20 different countries each summer. Oct. 6th, 2015 Photo by © Eryn Shaffer for ICP

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Jane organizes her desk in her houseboat at the 79th Street Boat Basin in New York City on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Clegg has lived in her boat since 1987 and winters to New Jersey each year. Photo by © Eryn Shaffer for ICP

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Jane sits at the front of her boat on the morning of Tuesday Oct. 6, 2015. She is enjoying the remaining warm days of the year. Photo by© Eryn Shaffer for ICP

© 2015 Dana deLaski

©Dana deLaski

© 2015 Dana deLaski

©Dana deLaski

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©Daniela Constantini

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©Daniela Constantini

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©Daniela Constantini

The Staten Island Ferry in motion.

The Staten Island Ferry in motion. ©Janine Moodhe

One of the ferry vessels docked on Staten Island.

One of the ferry vessels docked on Staten Island. ©Janine Moodhe

A reflection of the Manhattan ferry terminal as passengers disembark the Staten Island Ferry.

A reflection of the Manhattan ferry terminal as passengers disembark the Staten Island Ferry. ©Janine Moodhe

©Mariajosé Fernández Plenge

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©Mariajosé Fernández Plenge

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