I love this photo because it is full of contradictions, so I pulled it out last night and did some editing on it in Lightroom to brighten and sharpen it a bit.
Like the Woman in Central Park, this woman represents the side of NYC that no one of any consequence wants to talk about or acknowledge…but the same folks will build careers and reputations on the backs of vulnerable people.
What I’ve learned in my 38 years of living is that Americans want so bad to sweep its problems under the rug and act like they don’t exist, while attempting to exploit these problems for profit.
We can all speculate the reasons why, but the truth is staring us in the face and we can choose to ignore it or choose to be part of the solution.
Speak your piece.