New York is famed for its Puerto Rican population, developed through migration beginning in the 1900s and booming in the 1950s. As Puerto Ricans settled in New York over the years, they have the city with their infectious culture, indelibly altering neighbourhoods such as the Bronx, the Lower East Side, Williamsburg and Brooklyn with their rhythm, style, flavour, art, language and Latin cuisine. A native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, Gottfried presents an ode to Nuyorican life and style, from the 1970s to the present, shot with an unfailingly lyrical eye.
"Gottfried is well known for photographing her life in Manhattan since college in the 1970's. Her signature is capturing deeply personal and public moments that build upon an endless diary of the city that's slowly disappearing with time and gentrification." -"TIME Lightbox"