National Geographic : 2007 May
PHOTO J URNAL Sylvan Grove, Kansas ROBERT CLARK New Orleans, Louisiana Las Vegas, Nevada Near Redwood National Park, California New York, New York New York, New York Before leaving New York, I recorded Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn walking home through the slanting light of a winter afternoon (bottom right) and my nephew Luca smiling through Christo and Jeanne-Claude's "Gates" in Central Park (bottom left). Farther afield, a doll-and-rosary memorial beside a California highway seemed both mournful and bizarre. Portraits of ebullient glamour appeared nearly 1,500 miles apart: Jacquelyne Holland prepping for a Las Vegas show (center left) and singer Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen in New Orleans (top right). I returned to an iconic church I'd struggled to photograph as a Kansas State student (top left), and finally made the picture I wanted.