Joseph Michael Lopez

Photograph by Joseph Michael Lopez

Joseph Michael Lopez ’11SOA had no undergraduate degree or formal training when he applied to Columbia’s MFA program in photography, but he was accepted on the strength of his documentary images of New York street scenes. Now, twenty of his photos, each taken in a different neighborhood — including South Shore, Staten Island (above) — are on display at the Museum of the City of New York as a part of its Future City Lab exhibit.

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