TOKYO-2020 Editorial / Photo Essay

Upper East Side Story

  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Alain Schroeder
  • Photo Date

The Upper East Side of Manhattan is considered New York City’s most affluent neighborhood. White-glove buildings, designer boutiques, Museum Mile and ladies who lunch are some of the images associated with UES. The area covers 59th to 96th street from the East River to Central Park cut by avenues such as Park and Fifth. Most people have lived here for years and would not dream of leaving. When asked how they wanted to be photographed, the responses were astonishing: naked, dressed like a maharaja, in bed, etc. This series depicts a microcosm of life on the Upper East Side in NY City.