Pigeons, Addicts and the Girls of Hunts Point

02.27.12 Marina Galperina

ANIMAL favorite Chris Arnade has photographed NY rooftop pigeon coops and bike clubs, addicts and sex workers. The girls of Hunts Point — they tell him things, they say, “You live on the streets as a girl, you get raped. It just is.” They say, “If I tell you my story, I’ll make you cry, but I wanna do the before and after, and I promise a year from today you are gonna take my picture again and I’m gonna be bloomin.” Prints will be sold with all proceeds going to the Hunts Point Alliance for Children. “Portraits and Pigeons,” Chris Arnade, Mar 9 – Apr 4, Urban Folk Art Gallery, Brooklyn.