Crossroads

Times Square, New York, NY

DISPATCH BY: HUSAM ALSAYED

AND HERE IT IS, THE ONE PLACE WHERE EVERYONE MEETS, AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE WORLD.

And by everyone, I mean every race, age, ethnicity, gender, emotion, condition, and ultimately, every human being. The MTA subway in NY was the whimsical place in which I found comfort.

A place where I blended in, without anyone knowing anything about me and, this was perfectly normal. Beautiful.

Throughout my upbringing, coming from different backgrounds in the Middle East, I have always struggled to fit into one group, let alone one culture. The subway, as dysfunctional of a meeting place as it could be, became my second home, my 'zen place'.

In the subway series, I showcase one my most fulfilling experiences of my NY journey. It is a gathering of chance if you might say. Elements that aligned perfectly, being in the right place at the right time when I clicked my camera's shutter.

- Husam

ARTIST: Husam AlSayed

DATE: 13 June 2015