It’s not easy to stand in a food line; it’s a very public display of personal challenges. These photos were made to foster connections between the people standing in the lines and the people who walk by them, unaware.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Portraits of Hunger in NYC was exhibited at the Brooklyn Historical Society and supported by public programming including films, lectures, and educational outreach.
This project was done in partnership with Food Bank for New York City.
This work was featured in The New York Times Lens Blog.
They were photographed over three years, in all five boroughs.
To hear from people who participated in the project, please see the video at the bottom of the page.