Streetball has long been New York City’s premier DIY sport. “You don’t need a lot of equipment or a lot of people to play,” says Brooklyn photographer Larry Racioppo. He first fell in love with the game as an 11-year-old, growing up in Sunset Park in the
Photographer Larry Racioppo spent the ’90s capturing the city’s makeshift streetball courts: ’the closer I looked, the more interesting they became. Many are really a form of folk art.’
In Raghu Rai’s photographs, the tree is idealized for its beauty and mourned when it is destroyed. Through his lens, we experience the tree as a living monument—not only as a graphic symbol but we also observe human presence around it.