"Good Neighbors" is a photographic homage to a Manhattan neighborhood. This project began in 2010, with an event hosted by the Columbus-Amsterdam BID that closed off 4-blocks of city streets to traffic. Subsequently, every year, the streets became a gathering place. It opened the environment to everyone, beyond the walls of the surrounding apartments. These images became a document in celebration of this place. It’s purpose was to record moments of continuity, despite the constants of change. This project demonstrates the positive elements of humanity found in a singular neighborhood, that stand as a representation for all of the places that we call “home”.
j maya luz, 2017