Newburgh: Portrait of a City
In 1996, following a tip from a friend one day, photographer Dmitri Kasterine drove 15 miles from his home in Garrison, N.Y., to nearby Newburgh. What he found there was unlike anything he had ever seen before.
Dmitri was immediately drawn to the crumbling Victorian houses, the neglected buildings, and, most strikingly, the unassuming grace of the people on the street. But when he tried to take his first photo, his subject told him to go away. Still, Kasterine returned, and kept coming back for the next 20 years.
“Nobody has ever done quite this,” Kasterine says, “which is to say, look at these beautiful people.”
On this page: House with Eyes, Victoria and Baby, God and I, Talia and friend, Buildings in Snow, Toni Rose, Friends, Ruth Claiborne, Shataia with Graffiti, Kenny and Tony, Lace Curtain, Point with his Daughter, Girl with Baby, Zoot Suit, Small House, Playboy Belt, House Covered in Ivy, Ben on Broadway, Football Jersey, Mother and Child, Drainpipe, Couple, House Number 85, Red Brick House, House number 132, House on Lander, Boy with Fur Hood, Grandmother and Grandchild, Damaris and Friend, Smile on Broadway
Please click on each photo to zoom in.