Imagine to travel through all the countries in the world, then imagine to do so in just one city. You are in New York, where 170 languages are spoken, a condensed multicultural world.
American photographer Danny Goldfield has the ambition to portray children living in New York, one for every country on earth. He had this idea back in 2003, while away from NYC, inspired by the simple concept to bring neighbours together. Since then he had sought the help of educators, business people, politicians, journalists, artists, students, families and many others to give shape and substance to his ambition.
172 countries are represented so far. 24 left to go. His ambition is even higher: to exhibit his work in every country in the world (194 to go), and to continue to develop and provide educational tools.
His beautiful photographs portray the unicity of these children and their families, showing that there are no real barriers, and that this unicity is much stronger than every difference. You see his photos and look directly in the eyes of the future, hoping that this small creatures will succeed where we are failing: to recognise one another as human beings.
P.S. This Thursday we have chosen a photography exhibition (or many!) to come. No dates, but the hope and ambition to see it realised.