“Privacy Is a State of Mind”


One of my favorite museums is the Museum of the City of New York.  It’s on the smaller side when compared to others in the neighborhood (the Met, the Guggenheim, for example).  I like that because I am able to better absorb the exhibits and take my time wandering through them.

Right now there are a few cool exhibits happening there.  My personal favorite is a small exhibit on photographs of Coney Island by Aaron Rose called “In a World of Their Own.”  What I like about it is that he’s able to, unobtrusively, capture intimate moments happening on the crowded beaches of Coney Island.  These scenes are also so representative of New York because in such a populous city, privacy is really a state of mind.  At any given public space, there are so many private moments unfolding alongside one another.

Here are some photos from the exhibit:











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