TIFA 2021 Editorial / Photo Essay

Particular Loneliness of New York City

  • Prize
    Bronze in Editorial/Photo Essay
  • Photographer
    Luc Kordas
  • Agency / Studio
    Luc Kordas
  • Photo Date

Loneliness is New York’s leitmotif. This feeling is palpable everywhere in the city—a place filled with 8 million people, many of whom are immigrants and transplants.Ironically, despite New York’s density, it is not hard to feel alone. So many people here are focused on money or their careers. It often feels like no one has any energy left for emotional conversation, for relationships. Although it isn’t difficult to find company, many of the interactions we have with each other are empty and meaningless. It’s easy to be lonely and anonymous in a city like this. It’s easy to get lost.

I am a street, documentary and fine art photographer living between New York City and Europe. I am interested in the human condition in today's increasingly chaotic world.