Dreamers come to the city hoping to find their way. A young Ukranian model backstage at a midtown fashion show, a Latina transsexual in a dressing room in Jackson Heights, and new immigrants walking the streets of Chinatown. From the dystopian landscape of Willets Point to the singular beauty of Tribeca, Loculars presents, through NYC Street, the works of six accomplished New York photographers who have found passion in exploring a unique patch of the city. In the process, they have artfully frozen in time quotidian moments most of us pass by or never get to see.
NYC Street is curated by two eminent photo editors
Alice Gabriner is the former International Photo Editor at TIME magazine, a position she also held previously from 2003-2009. Prior to rejoining TIME, Gabriner was a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine, and before that, she was the Deputy Director of Photography in the Obama White House. During her ten-year tenure at TIME from 1999-2009, she led the photo department during the 2008- 2009 election and inauguration of President Barack Obama. She oversaw the magazine’s award-winning coverage of the Iraq War, and she worked with TIME‘s notable team of photographers during the Presidential election in 2000. Over a 20-year career at newsweeklies, she has covered both national and international news. The photographers she has worked with have been recognized by the Overseas Press Club, the ICP Infinity Award, and multiple ASME, World Press Photo and POYi awards. Gabriner has curated photography exhibits around the world and has been a member of numerous photo juries and portfolio reviews.
James Wellford (Jamie) is a photo editor, curator, producer and educator from Brooklyn, NY. Currently, Jamie is a Senior Editor for Global Culture at National Geographic magazine. Jamie was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek magazine for 12 years and has served as the Jury Member for the Tim Hetherington Trust Award, Aperture Paris Photo Book Award, Magnum Emergency Fund and Visa Pour L’image amongst many others. His collaborations with photographers over the years has received top honors at the Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, American Photo, Visa Pour L’image, Cortona On The Move, and NPPA amongst others. Jamie has been a Faculty Member at the International Center of Photography, New York, and a Contributing Editor to Smithsonian Journeys, CNN, and Foreign Policy. Jamie is a Knight-Wallace Fellow from the University of Michigan and holds a B.A. from Brown University.