This week the NY Times has been celebrating Japanese photographer Q. Sakamaki's new book release "Tompson Square Park" like mad. Best known for his reputation covering civil wars abroad, Sakamaki's most recent project relives his start as a photographer here in New York.
This collection of photographs documents Sakamaki's stay in the East Village 15 years ago, when the park housed violence, rubble, protests, and more than 300 homeless. Sakamaki hopes to create a bit of valediction with his story to those lost people and their lost part of New York replaced now by a neighborhood that he says he finds rather uninspiring.
You can find a slide show covering photo's from his book here, thanks to the NYTimes.