The City of Dreams: Struggle and Success.

A photo essay documenting the path of young people struggling to make it in the arts in NYC.

A photo documentary project documenting young models, dancers, musicians and actors as they move to New York and attempt to make it big. This will be an ongoing project that documents the life of several young creatives. Some may succeed and some may fail.

This project will be very personal as I am about to move to New York to try to make it myself as a Fashion and Beauty photographer.

I hope that I can capture the true desire that so many young hopefuls posses as they start out in New York.

This project will be documented in multimedia consisting of still images and audio interviews.

I am planning on documenting young hopefuls from the City's top conservatories as well as those who are trying to make it on their own.

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wonderful idea, i voted for you and wish you luck, please check out mine and return the vote!


Hi Benjamin. I voted for our other dream and am happy to vote for this one, too. Good luck!


Benjamin, I wish you the best on this art proposal. It looks like we can just keep voting for each other!

Mine is here if you would like to peek in - it is based on "an enemy is only ones who story we have not heard"..


Very cool idea. In a recession, one of the first things to go is funding for the arts. Voting for you. Feel free to return the favor and vote for my project to document issues in Zimbabwe.


Cool idea. And a great way to bring exposure to unknown or little-known artists. Voted for you. Please check out my idea and see if you might not want to cast a vote in my direction as well.


Definitely a great idea and beautifully visual. Voted. Let me know what you think of my idea too.


Ben. This is awesome! You always think outside the box. Go get em.


really nice idea, pic'd


I've always had a soft spot for struggling artists - perhaps because I am friends with so many. Good luck! Please check out my plan for capturing the culture of bouldering (climbers) and consider returning the vote.


This is a really interesting story and similar to mine. Very important story to tell! Got my vote. If you like mine, perhaps you can return the vote?


Wonderful and compelling essay! Voted.

Check out my project on innovation and technology as change for the developing world and my portfolio here: http://maclellanimages.com/blog1/galleries/


I like it would will enjoy seeing this multi-media. I pic'd it. Check out my dream and pic/comment. thanks


good luck ben!


You have my vote, If you get the chance, check out my dream "From Australia With Love" and PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE vote for it!




Got our vote!!! Randy and Jen


Interesting idea, check out mine and vote for me if you like it. Its about poverty and society in 3rd world countries and how they are controlled, devastated by their governments and western industrialized nations.