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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Young Girls Of Williamsburg Run With The Marathoners

I took this photo while shooting the New York Marathon this year. I've run the NYC Marathon twice so I actually saw the potential of this shot about 8 years ago.

Every year the Marathon makes its way through Williamsburg, a mostly Hasidic neighborhood in Brooklyn. A huge group of young Hasidic girls run back and forth between the runners, giggling and screaming the entire time.

The Marathon is such a great event, it brings together so many different types of people to support the runners. In my opinion it is the best sporting event in the city.

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Comments on "Young Girls Of Williamsburg Run With The Marathoners"


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:01 PM) : 

This is a delightful pic, enhanced by the fascinating information in the caption.


Anonymous eytan said ... (12:05 PM) : 

yes, nice photo. Is the person running in the background talking on his cell phone?


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (9:38 AM) : 

I've seen runners do this to keep in touch with the people that have come to see and support them during their run.


Anonymous andrew said ... (11:24 PM) : 

sart,sometimes you really pull a rabbit out of the hat.this is a beautiful shot.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:52 AM) : 

This captures the girls expressions so very nicely. I love it. You can feel their excitement.


Blogger devon said ... (10:29 PM) : 

wow. beautiful. almost an homage to Doisneau. I adore it!


Blogger Helena said ... (10:36 AM) : 

Great shot!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:17 PM) : 

This one is my favorite!


Blogger Someone said ... (5:22 PM) : 

I love this picture - it looks like a still from an old movie. It reminds me of when I was a little kid and I used to run and run and I felt so free.


Anonymous Clr said ... (1:13 PM) : 

vraiment belle photo <3


Anonymous Ashley said ... (4:38 PM) : 

This is a great action shot. The little girls are so adorable!


Blogger Saraid said ... (10:35 PM) : 

Gosh the girls are beautiful, this is really interesting. Such a cool thing to have happen in your neighbourhood!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 PM) : 

wow- I love this picture! I especially love how at first glance or if you only look at the bottom half, this could easily be an old picture, but when you look at the background and see the marathoners and modern details, it becomes a very interesting combination.


Anonymous Office Cleaning Janitorial Services Seattle said ... (4:58 PM) : 

Nice Pic.


Blogger Samantha said ... (12:47 PM) : 

Such a perfect example of Cartier-Bresson's "Decisive Moment." Truly exquisite shot... thanks for sharing!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:48 AM) : 

This is a special one... what a shot...


Blogger Rebecca said ... (2:55 PM) : 

I can't believe more people haven't commented on this. What a wonderful image.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:46 PM) : 

wonder what he's trying to say by posting this shot in black and white... looks good tho


Blogger Victoria Joy said ... (3:46 PM) : 

I love this because it looks like two different eras in one shot. The girls could be from really any point in time. but what brings it back to current day and kind of throws it off is the modern-day running gear of the woman on the left.
Thanks for doing what you do. Your pictures inspire me to be more creative.
You're a cool guy,


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