A FIELD GUIDE TO NYC’S WORKING STIFF BY PETER FUNCH IN TOPIC MAGAZINE

6 Sep 2018 - 08:58


“New York is the meeting place of the peoples, the only city where you can hardly find a typical American,” wrote modernist poet and author Djuna Barnes in a 1916 essay. More than a century later, New York can still feel like its own self-contained ecosystem, but the “typical” of today looks totally different from that of Barnes’s time. This July, Topic Magazine sent photographer Peter Funch out onto the streets of Manhattan to capture a species living in the concrete jungle – specifically, the workers who call New York City home.

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