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.’
Michael Appleton’s photograph of 76-year-old Marie Carme Morency, receiving communion while lying injured in a wheel barrow near the collapsed Church of Sacré Coeur in Port-au-Prince, captured the Haitian peoples’ response to the overwhelming tragedy that surrounds them.
“I guess it’s because they have so much experience in suffering, hurricanes or violence, that they hold up with remarkable grace,” he said. “Unfortunately, they’re used to it.”