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Fueled by a sense of loss and nostalgia, a photographer seeks to capture what’s left of ‘old New York’
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Fueled by a sense of loss and nostalgia, a photographer seeks to capture what’s left of ‘old New York’
the washington post
Mar 18, 2019

Written by Dimitri Mellos

In the fall, The Washington Post partnered with Visura in an open call for submissions of photo essays. The Post selected five winners and three honorable mentions out of almost 300 submissions. We are presenting one of the honorable mentions Friday on In Sight — Dimitri Mellos and his work “Chinatown.”

Mellos said:

"New York’s Chinatown is just about the only neighborhood in Manhattan that still retains some of the atmospheres of old New York, a city much less sterilized and gentrified than it has become. In this part of town, recent immigrants are still making a new home in the United States — in many of the same tenement buildings that housed generations of poor immigrants from eastern and southern Europe more than a century ago. Arguably, in no other part of today’s New York does the past still feel so alive.


 
     Perspective | Fueled by a sense of loss and nostalgia, a photographer seeks to capture what’s left of ‘old New York’
          Photographer Dimitri Mellos documents the colorful vibrancy of New York's Chinatown.
      
 
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