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  1. Faith Antion

    I was once stopped by two teenagers on Coney Island who asked me “Why would you take a photo of that?” I was taking a photo of the urbanscape behind Coney Island – not the beautiful beach and colored rides I think they thought I should be photographing, but an abandoned lot with run-down buildings and garbage. They didn’t think it was an attractive scene and were genuinely interested in what I saw in it. I wanted to show the stark difference between the two spaces that were right next door to each other. I am always happy when I have the chance to talk to young people who are interested in seeing the world around them and I think photography makes that conversation easier to start up.

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