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IPA Award and Honorable Mention for  Keep Going New York book !!

IPA Award and Honorable Mention for Keep Going New York book !!

Thank you ipa – International Photography Awards – for awarding a series of photos from my book “Keep Going New York !!” with the 3rd place in street photography !! https://photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-218833-21 and for the Honorable Mention in the category self published books: https://photoawards.com/winner/zoom.php?eid=8-215629-21 

Preview and/or order the Keep Going New York !! book here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10620426-keep-going-new-york

About the Book

In this award winning photo book New York City photographer Stefan Falke focuses on the resilience of his fellow New Yorkers, on moments of normalcy under exceptional circumstances during the pandemic in 2020. The positive attitude in these stunning photographs of his chosen hometown show New Yorkers doing what they always do: They keep going !! 
A series of photos from this book were awarded 2nd place for series by the American Society of Media Photographers in the Best of ASMP 2020 contest and it won the CA 2021 Award of Excellence and selected images were published in Communication Arts Photography Annual 62.

58 color photographs, 62 pages, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm, available as hard or soft cover.

With an introduction by New York journalist Claudia Steinberg.

Preview and/or order the Keep Going New York !! book here: https://www.blurb.com/b/10620426-keep-going-new-york

Black Lives Matter Mural

Black Lives Matter Mural

Steve ESPO Powel‘s (@steveespopowers ) great mural in Union Square in Manhattan (2020 above) was moved just around the corner (in 2021, see video) from it’s original location in front of the Daryl Roth Theater on Union Square West, to 15th street ; in my book I paired it with my photo of the Houston Street mural for George Floyd (art by @fumeroism), who was murdered by the police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020.

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Macys in 2020 and 2021

Macys in 2020 and 2021

I photographed Macy’s department store in Herald Square, Manhattan, for my book during the pandemic in June 2020 when their flagship store was boarded up in anticipation of large protests in the wake of the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis, and the filmed it again last week, in May 2021. What a difference a year makes, the famous annual Macys flower show is attracting lots of people, the store and the plaza outside were as busy as I hadn’t seen them since the beginning of the pandemic.

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Keep Going Times Square !!

Keep Going Times Square !!

Then and now:
A recent visit to Times Square, with my promo postcard leading the way. The tourists are still missing although it is definitely getting busier than it was just a year ago, like in the photo from March 2020 (book page above). The Naked Cowboy, who used to work in Times Square every day with throngs of tourists surrounding him, was the first person I encountered on one of my first photo walks at the beginning of the pandemic. It was eerie to see him all alone, masked when nobody was masked yet, nobody there to listen to him. The pandemic became real to me at that moment.

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