Photographers capturing New york as they see it. Interacting with the hectic life around and capturing moments in time such as simple gesture or facial expressions. Identifying with people through the camera is a powerful approach to seeing and studying the life around you. As one of the photographers stated: “You become an observer and not a participant”. Especially in a city like New York where anything can happen. Photographing the violence during protests with the contrast of the love between human beings. One photographer expressed how he liked seeing a burning shoe and thought he never would have imagined seeing one burning in a street. The lighting is random and you have to work with your environment. Observing humanity and seeing how people lived in random moments keeping photos and reflecting is important in the photography world.