Established in the year 1994, Union Square Grassman is owned and operated by Stewart Borowsky. This eco-friendly business sells wheatgrass, micro-greens and sprouts out of a refurbished school bus at the Union Square Greenmarket all year round. These images capture, visually, a day in the life of an urban agricultural entrepreneur.
Photographs and captions by Max Posner.
Max Posner is from Richmond, Virginia and is a student in the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at the International Center of Photography.
Follow Max Posner’s work on Instagram @maxwellives
For the second year in a row, New York’s Russian LGBT community marched along the boardwalk from Coney Island to Brighton Beach. The group protested homophobia and discrimination in the neighborhood, which with its large russian speaking population is a link to their native culture. Putin’s Russia has taken an increasingly hard stance against LGBT people over the past years, and several of today’s participants came to the US fleeing persecution.
Photos by Eric Cederlund
Students had the opportunity to choose a two- weekend workshop led by book designer Teun Van Der Heijden and photographer Ying Ang (who is also an ICP alumni).
Together they helped students observe on their own work with a different perspective, by making a larger sequence of their photographic project, pair images and make them interact with each other in a form of a book.
“Photographs have the kind of authority over imagination today, which the printed word had yesterday, and the spoken word before that. They seem otterly real.” – Walter Lippmann.
At the end of the Winter Trimester, Alice O’Malley’s class portrait class, “Portrayal”, took a field to the Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance (BAAD), for an on location shoot with professional dancers from the academy.
Photographer Gabriel Munhoz has found a new sense of freedom with his photographic practice since moving to New York City for the Doc and Visual Journalism Program, engaging more intimately with the streets and putting his lens towards the faces and places where light and beauty take center stage.“I like the freedom to create narratives within the frame that street photography allows. They are documents of the unfolding life, but it’s a looser approach compared to documentary photography.Back in Brazil, it wasn’t safe to carry my camera on the streets all the time. Here in NYC I feel safe enough to be photographing my surroundings while I navigate through the city. So the street photos end up being, not only snaps of the city, but also a type of a diary of my time here.”
What is it exactly? An assignment given in Portrayal Class by Alice O’mally tried to answer this question:
Deadpan photograph is devoid of emotion. It simply exists as a subject and photograph, yet it seems to be empty. There is no joy or sorrow, although some can argue that the deadpan itself is a mood of its own. Famous photographers who use this aesthetic seem to be completely detached from the subject that they are photographing, and the word ‘indifference’ seems to describe the photograph perfectly.
By Eric Cederlund.
By Kanishka Sonthalia.
By Amit Elkayam.
By Sharon Pulwer
By Federico Cruz.
By Olivia Fernandez.
By Abigail Montes.
By Dylan Hull.
By Eva Deitch.
By Roban Wang.
By Gabriel Munhoz.
By Natalia Rivera.
Photographer Luis Antonio Rojas.
Emilee López (9) is a daughter of Mexican indigenous migrants looking for her own adventure in this immense city. Shot for the “ Growing up in New York “ assignment, for Visual Journalism class.
For the first assignment given in Portrayal Class, led by the photographer Alice O’mally, Students had to face through every photographer’s challenge, which is being on both sides of the camera, as a photographer and as a subject.
Eric Cederlund and Sharon Pulwer.
Photographer Olivia Fernandez.
Bryce performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.
Bryce in his bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 12th 2017.
Bryce about to start performing in the subway, New York City, Dec 2nd 2017.
Bryce performing in the subway, New York City, Nov 11th 2017.
Bryce and Pit heading back home after performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.
Brian and Pit counting money at H&M after performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017
Bryce, Pit and Puppy in Bryce’s bedroom in Brooklyn, NY, Nov 18th 2017
Jah learning how to perform in Bryce’s bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 12th 2017.
Bryce in his bedroom, Brooklyn, NY, Nov 18th 2017.
Bryce and Pit performing in Time Square, New York City, Nov 24th 2017.