Guatemalan photographer Jaime Permuth captured the everyday lives of the people working in the junkyards of Queens before its radical change in 2012. The ‘Yonkeros’, strip wreck cars to sell them as metal or parts. The term was born from the English word junk and conjugated in Spanish by the vast majority of immigrants living in Willets Point, Queens. What was once a bustling industrial area of commerce and business where the New York City’s Yonkeros made a living, is now a development area that will serve the modern daydream of glamour. Jaime says that with places like these disappearing, the city is losing its poetry.
Photographer Christopher Leidy feels most at home underwater. He harnesses the dichotomy of stillness in a fast-moving world with his art. Leidy evokes the sheer complexity and beauty of being totally in the moment through the seascapes and creatures he encounters. It is in the ocean where Leidy finds solace.
I went to a circus looking for a daily life feature, and when I asked where I could find children practicing to become professional, I learned about the circus school. The training in this school involves discipline, motivation, and a lot of practicing.
Photographer Ike Edeani shows the beauty of Africa through the use of natural light and a sense of intimacy based on his own journey through Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Karibu Tena, was shot during a chaotic journey over four weeks visiting remote communities, schools and meeting wonderful people along the way. Ike was born and raised Nigeria and is now based in New York where he works as a photographer.
Chris Burkard’s photos take adventure, surfing and photography to a whole new level. With the ocean as his main muse, freezing weather and wild landscapes are the usual settings of his incredible photos. Based in Central Coast, California, Burkard is a self-taught photographer with a successful career that has led him to travel extensively, and open a gallery and a studio. Iceland’s magic inspires his work and that is why it is his favorite place on earth.