Photo Essays

A Man’s Search for His Lost Twin

David Gonzalez is constantly on the phone with either the police or good samaritans who say they have seen his twin brother Peter. He takes every lead seriously.
A fellow subway passenger posts to Instagram to help David Gonzalez find his missing brother Peter. Gonzalez has used every social media platform to find his missing brother, a now common act when someone goes missing.

While searching for his brother Peter, David has little time to go home. He prepares for the moment he will be reunited with his brother by buying him a clean set of clothing.

David Gonzalez asks a Jackson Heights resident to take a photo of his t-shirt and post it to social media. The shirt features an image of his twin brother, a 32-year-old man with autism, who went missing last week.
After handing out fliers to a group of men playing basketball in Jackson Heights, one of the players places a flier in the fence so that passersby will now Peter Gonzalez is missing.
David Gonzalez, hands out fliers asking for help finding his missing twin brother Peter. Peter, a 32-year-old man with autism, went missing four days earlier.

They Saved Her Life Now She is Saving Others 

New York, New York. May 21, 2018. Clara Cardelle and her daughter Isabel try to pay their electric bill on via their iPhone. 5/21/2018.

 

New York, New York. May 21, 2018. Clara and Isabel are punchy after being placed on hold for so long. The mother and daughter and forcing themselves to stay up all night in order to catch a flight to Miami. The pair is going on vacation together and work at the CORNER Project in Washington Heights, just a few streets down from their apartment.

 

New York, New York. May 21, 2018. Today is the birthday of Clara’s mother who passed away in 2012. Her death and Clara’s grandmother’s death were two tragedies that caused Clara to start using heroin after 6 years of sobriety. Jackie also battled drug addiction.

 

New York, New York. Clara and Isabel head out to an SRO in Washington Heights. The mother and daughter both work at a needle exchange and harm reduction organization called the CORNER Project. 5/16/2018.

 

New York, New York. Clara and Isabel head out to an SRO in Washington Heights. The mother and daughter both work at a needle exchange and harm reduction organization called the CORNER Project. 5/16/2018.

 

New York, New York. Clara and Isabel head out to an SRO in Washington Heights. The mother and daughter both work at a needle exchange and harm reduction organization called the CORNER Project. 5/16/2018.

 

New York, New York. Clara Cardelle gives clean syringes at an SRO, a single room occupancy, in Washington Heights. 5/16/2018.
New York, New York. Clara Cardelle and a group of other workers from the Washington Heights CORNER Project clean needles in Echo Park. 5/17/2018.

 

New York, New York. May 19, 2018. Clara Cardelle works with a co-worker representing the Washington Heights CORNER Project, a needle exchange that promotes harm reduction, at a multicultural health fair. 5/19/2018.

 

New York, New York. At a multicultural health fair in Washington Heights, Clara Cardelle takes down the contact information for two passersby interested in volunteering for the Washington Heights CORNER Project, a needle exchange that promotes harm reduction. 5/19/2018.

 

New York, New York. May 21, 2018. Clara Cardelle shows her Community Lifesaver Award from the Washington Heights CORNER Project. 5/21/2018.

 

New York, New York. May 17, 2018. A bag a of heroin found by a CORNER Project employee. Some staff decorate their desk areas with items they have found while on the job. 5/17/2018.

 

New York, New York. May 17, 2018. Clara Cardelle and co-workers from the Washington Heights CORNER Project are on their way to clean up Echo Park in the Bronx, a hang out for heroin users. 5/17/2018.

Sebastian the Music Teacher 

Making and Teaching Art in Brooklyn

 

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