Deborah Dash Moore has been in recent years teaching and studying documentary photography. She has also engaged in a number of major editorial projects, including the three-volume award winning City of Promises (2012 NYU Press) and serving as editor-in-chief of the ten-volume anthology, The Posen Library of Jewish Culture and Civilization.

Marc Kaczmarek arrived in New York City from France in 1963. That year he met Alexey Brodovitch at the Design Laboratory and studied photography with him. Kaczmarek took the city as his subject, drawn especially in the 1960s to those sections being torn down and rebuilt. 

Taken at the newly completed Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, this photograph of a young woman striding purposefully down the street reminds me of myself. Growing up in New York City, I learned to walk quickly down the block, all the while conscious of what was happening around me. 

I have melded personal and professional knowledge in studying the city.

Photo credit: Marc Kaczmarek, New York, 1973. Courtesy Marc Kaczmarek, ©