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The portrait of Red now in the subway is likely the last image, and certainly the last professional photo, of him. "These people, you take them for granted, sometimes you don't even see them," says Serrano. "A lot of people don't want to see the homeless on the streets because they don't want to see them... Maybe it's easier to look at them on the walls of the subways."

Drawn to subject matter that comments on current events and demands social change, artist Andres Serrano spent months with the homeless of New York Ci. Heavy Metal Bands, Social Change, Public Art, Current Events, Interview, New York, American, News, Brazil

On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.

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On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.

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On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.

The project follows one in which Serrano paid people on the streets for their cardboard signs. This time around, he reunited with a few individuals, including a young couple. "The guy's name was Red. When I went to take his picture, I noticed his eyes were yellow. He explained he had a liver condition," Serrano recalls. "I took the picture. That was the first portrait. Two weeks later, another homeless guy came up to me. He said to me ‘You know, that guy Red who you photographed, he died.' Young Couples, Guy Names, His Eyes, Losing Me, Signs, Guys, Portrait, Yellow, People

The project follows one in which Serrano paid people on the streets for their cardboard signs. This time around, he reunited with a few individuals, including a young couple. "The guy's name was Red. When I went to take his picture, I noticed his eyes were yellow. He explained he had a liver condition," Serrano recalls. "I took the picture. That was the first portrait. Two weeks later, another homeless guy came up to me. He said to me ‘You know, that guy Red who you photographed, he died.'

It's possible the immediacy of potential documentation gave people a hit of self-consciousness. "They may feel a sense of guilt," observes Serrano, who became mindful of his gaze, and the power it held behind a camera. "People that would be ordinarily ignored would be recognized only for a second because I was paying attention to them," he noticed. Self Conscious, Consciousness, Feelings, Mindful, People, Knowledge, People Illustration, Folk

It's possible the immediacy of potential documentation gave people a hit of self-consciousness. "They may feel a sense of guilt," observes Serrano, who became mindful of his gaze, and the power it held behind a camera. "People that would be ordinarily ignored would be recognized only for a second because I was paying attention to them," he noticed.

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On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.

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On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.

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On the Street - Interview Magazine

Starting this week, the faces of 35 New Yorkers will gaze from photographs at commuters traveling through New York's West Fourth Street Station. But unlike many of the passersby, the men and women whose portraits appear in the long corridors do not have apartments to return to.