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Homeless Man Reading Bible New York City

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One of my primary passions is shooting urban street photography. I usually try to avoid photographing homeless people, but the homeless man moved me in this case.

The homeless man is reading a bible under one of the many New York City bridges. I caught his attention and talked to him for a bit. Sadly, he seemed disoriented, which is not surprising given his health. I was disturbed when I looked at his feet.

I walked the streets during my three-day trip to New York City to photograph the Ellis Island Abandoned hospital with Joe McNally. I walked over 85 km over the three days. I shot and talked to many people, bought a couple of homeless gentlemen dinners, and generally immersed myself in the New York streets. What struck me the most was the sheer number of homeless people struggling to find shelter and feed themselves.

The number of homeless in New York is staggering. According to one website, homelessness in New York City has reached the highest levels since the Great Depression. As of November 2019, the Coalition for the Homeless estimates 63,092 homeless people, including 14,973 homeless families with 22,258 homeless children, sleeping each night in the New York City municipal shelter system.


Upon completing your order, you will receive an instantly downloadable HIGH Resolution - 300Dpi JPG or TIFF file.

Please be aware you are purchasing a digital download. You will not receive a physical photo, and nothing will be shipped. Any frames, mounting options, or presentation styles are shown for representation purposes only and are not included in this purchase.

Which is better, TIFF or JPG, for art prints?

One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between JPG and TIFF? I have written an article discussing the difference. Click here for more information.


This image and artwork are © Dan Kosmayer. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.  Printing and use of this image are regestricted to PERSONAL USE.  Any sale, distribution, or modification of this image without prior written authorization is prohibited.  Agency licensing is available, don't hesitate to contact me.

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