East 6th Street, NYC

From 1975-1980, as a student at the International Center of Photography in New York City, my journey into exploring society through photography began. Between Avenue C and D, I learned how to use my camera, how to think on my feet, how to be street smart, how to listen, how to become involved, how to be an outsider yet be included into a different world, how to experience love and strife, struggle and caring of an impoverished neighborhood, and, above all, how to be a witness.