Children From Every Country in the World Living in New York
Danny Goldfield is not a regular New York city life photographer. Instead of capturing the buzz in the streets, he finds his subject on local playgrounds. Goldfield’s idea was to make a collection of photographs that would feature a child from each country represented in New York. The result is a photo series called “NY Children”, featuring faces from all around the world and showing the results of globalization.
“I don’t think there is any other city you can do this in the world than New York,” says D. Goldfield. “I thought it would be great to show New York as a home for children from all over, and it would be an opportunity through these photos for everyone, at least in New York, to meet their neighbors.” With the help of local community groups, immigration and day care centers, children from nearly 60 different nations were gathered. When working with kids, Goldfield tries to capture the essence of their personalities.
The project has already covered about 170 countries, but still has more than 20 to go. Danny is still looking for kids from Andorra, Benin, Central African Republic, Djibouti, Kiribati, Kuwait, Malawi, Maldives, Mauritius, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, North Korea, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Samoa, Seychelles, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Vanuatu.