Red Hook, Brooklyn | January 6, 2013 I literally ran by Eshete as I was jogging along the Brooklyn waterfront path this evening. He was sitting on a pile of discarded Christmas trees along the Redhook Marina construction sites. Surrounded by 10 cats Eshete told me his story.
Originally from Gondor in Ethiopia, he fled to Sudan in 1982 and then to the US in 87. After being evicted from his home he lived on the streets of NYC before getting a small studio in the Times Square Hotel. But Eshete comes back to Redhook everyday to look after his family of cats. All are named after historical world leaders, the eldest are Cleopatra and Haile Selassie, the youngest is Churchill. #photography #photojournalism #documentary #portrait #iphoneonly #mobilephotography #nyc #newyork #redhook #homeless #cats #ethiopia #story #reportage (at Columbia Street Waterfront)
Posted on January 6th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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