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A crowd of people and cyclists walking across an intersection.

A photo hoarder’s monologue: streets IN digital & ON analog

Finding beauty in capturing the streets of New York City through digital and film photography.
Kevin Wu, Staff Photographer April 30, 2022

As someone who has spent most of his life in cities of different shapes and sizes, street photography almost feels like the default category of photography for me. I didn’t start...

The ceiling of Bobst Library atrium overlaid with a picture of the Empire State Building.

New York cannot be the city of your dreams

Millions flock to New York every year to witness one of the greatest cities in the world — and perhaps be a part of it. Idealism for New York might have gotten you here, but you need to abandon it to move on.
Sam Tu, Photo Editor April 23, 2022

A blurred biker rides along the Hudson River Park piers. On the left, a white banner hangs on a rail with the words “#NewYorkTough” in royal blue. Behind both is the Jersey City skyline.

The allure of the pause

Nine photographers show the slower side of New York City.
The Multimedia Desk April 2, 2022

(Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

A first look at a new concert by Tisch Dance students

Second Avenue Dance Company’s October concert will run Oct. 7-9 at the Jack Crystal Theater. Managing Editor Alexandra Chan brings you these photos from the dress rehearsal.
Alexandra Chan, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Tisch Dance’s Second Avenue Dance Company will premiere its October concert this weekend. It will feature nine pieces, with guest choreographers Yin Yue and Dwight Roden each...

(Staff Photos by Ryan Walker)

Global Fashion Collective II S/S 2022

Ryan Walker, Social Media Editor September 15, 2021

[unusual]   SAINTJESUS Carlton Jones SARAL ZENS Blue Tamburin Read more of WSN’s New York Fashion Week coverage here....

Here’s a look at Times Square through the lenses of two photographers during the pandemic and the thought process behind the shots. (Staff Photos by Alexandra Chan, Jake Capriotti)

Exposures: Jake and Alex capture Times Square in 2020

Two WSN photographers revisit a mid-pandemic photo shoot at New York City’s iconic Times Square from one year ago, diving into the thought process behind the photographs
Alexandra Chan and Jake Capriotti August 29, 2021

  Follow the photographers on Instagram at @noelle.png and @capriotti.jake. Contact Alexandra Chan at [email protected] and Jake Capriotti at [email protected] 

GSOC member leads slogans with a megaphone.

Photo Essay: NYU graduate student union picket line — week 1

Photo galleries for each day of GSOC’s picketing, updated every day.
Alexandra Chan, Multimedia Editor April 27, 2021

Disclaimer: Multimedia Editor Alexandra was part of the picket line.         

Photo Essay: Strategy for Black Lives leads Justice for George Floyd rally in Times Square

Photo Essay: Strategy for Black Lives leads Justice for George Floyd rally in Times Square

The activist organization, founded in the wake of Floyd’s murder, is now demanding an end to police terror and brutality.
Paul Kim and Taylor Knight April 21, 2021

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

Photo Essay: Hundreds of protesters gather at Barclays Center to call for abolition of police

After various activists spoke to the crowd about systemic racial and economic injustice, defunding the police and reinvesting in communities, protesters marched down Flatbush Ave to Grand Army Plaza.

A protestor holds a sign with the slogan “Free Hong Kong, Democracy Now!” The poster is reflective of the five demands of Hong Kong protestors, one of which is universal suffrage for the Chief Executive and Legislative Council positions.  (Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Pro Hong Kong Rally in Astor Place Calls for International Action and Support

This photo series highlights the activists fighting for freedom of expression, transparency in elections, and the ending of police brutality in Hong Kong.
Alexandra Chan October 19, 2019

On Sunday Oct. 13th, a local organization NY4HK held a rally in support of Hong Kong at the Cube in Astor Place. The event was publicized through social media and rally-goers were...

A participant holds up his fist, a sign that often is meant to convey solidarity with oppressed peoples.

African American Day Parade Celebrates Black Excellence, Promotes Government Transparency

This photo series highlights participants and onlookers at the 50th edition of the annual parade.
Talia Rose Barton, Staff Photographer September 17, 2019

The 50th African American Day Parade took place in Harlem this past Sunday afternoon. The annual parade is put together to promote the organizations and individuals that celebrate...

Photo essay: Living in Sydney

Hannah Luu, Staff Photographer February 26, 2015