A series of photographs that reveal the blurred line between New York City’s public and private space and question its increasing surveillance. These pictures describe a chaotic and layered city, where people create an intimate solar system of family, friends, and associates to survive the brute anonymity of public space.
Central to The City is Epstein’s enduring interest in banality, from which he extracts wit and pathos. For Epstein, the ordinary can be mythic. These photographs are of a New York as imagined as it is real.