John Blais

Bowery Mission


While wandering Manhattan’s Bowery district in the search of stories, John Blais met a stylish senior from the Midwest who told him how she fell in love with New York during visits to the city with her husband. After his death, she moved there to help others. She was just so kind to everyone,” he says of their swift connection. She invited him to join her at the Bowery Mission and help serve lunch to the homeless. As they spent the day walking and talking, John continued shooting, including her catnap in the lobby of her favorite hotel.

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