People of Port Chester was inspired by a man in a Statue of Liberty costume handing out flyers. Typically, people doing this are not proud of their job, but it was his own business that he was advertising, and he happily posed for me with his kids. The object of my project was to build a portrait of the interior life of a community that in many ways is responsible for the upkeep and entertainment of surrounding affluent towns of Westchester and Fairfield counties.

The project was supported by a grant funded by the New York State Council on the Arts. It was exhibited in a laundromat in Port Chester as well as Miranda Arts Project Space, a gallery. The laundromat made the work more accessible to the community as evidenced by the enthusiastic comments (in English and Spanish) left by viewers.