David Bacon–Streets of New York: work or no work

A David Bacon photoessay on life and work on the streets of New York

© David Bacon, 2015

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From Chinatown to midtown, Manhattan is part of a city that works, and also that doesn’t work. That is, it’s full of working people, but not everyone has a job. Some people work on the street, while others live and sleep on it. New York is not like the suburbs, or cities built around malls and cars. Everything and anything can happen in the streets here.