Illustration for article titled Photo Essay Artfully Documents Walk Around the Perimeter of Manhattan

I love the idea of the single-day photo project. For the photographer, it's the chasing of a singular purpose and imposing of strict limitations that push your creativity. For the viewer, it's the simplicity and connection to time that can make such a series really resonate.

New York Times photographer Todd Heisler's "Once Around an Island" is a late Summer journey tracing the perimeter of Manhattan island. In a very simple manner, Heisler's black and white photos show the diversity of New York City's population against a backdrop of city parks and towering bridges.


The series is composed of rather understated pictures, not calling too much attention to themselves with outrageous personalities or wild camera angles. Classic compositions and everyday subjects make scrolling through Heisler's essay seem like a leisurely a walk through the city. [New York Times]

Image courtesy of Todd Heisler

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