At Your Door
 

 

AT YOUR DOOR

THE DOORMEN OF NEW YORK CITY

An Exhibition of Photography by Alina Gozin'a

 
Like sentries, doormen have patrolled New York’s apartment buildings for some 150 years. They are arguably the most iconic and the most underrated powerful personalities in New York City real estate, often playing a role that’s midway between building security and therapist. Guarding the entrance to buildings, they know what their tenants eat, whether they drink too much and if they have kinky sex. Yet rarely their own stories shared.  Rather than once again profiling the city’s rich and famous, Alina Gozin’a wanted to shine a light on these fascinating invisible characters who keep Manhattan turning.
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ABC NEWS INTERVIEW

Reporter Mark Reddie catches up with Sydney-New York based photographer Alina Gozin'a about her new exhibition exploring the world famous doormen culture of New York City

The city’s doormen are the gatekeepers to Manhattan’s elite, often playing a role that’s midway between building security and therapist.

THE DOORMEN OF NEW YORK CITY

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Alina Gozin’a has captured many of the world’s most famous faces. Her uncompromising eye and cinematic style often tells a whole story in just one frame. Alina’s photography has garnered a long list of international awards, nominations and exhibitions and earned her a global following.

Now she is returning to her native Sydney to unveil her first large-scale photographic exhibition AT YOUR DOOR: THE DOORMEN OF NEW YORK CITY.  Three years in the making, her series of portraits of New York doormen presents a rare view into the lives and faces of these notoriously private men, bound by the secrecy of their profession. 

This powerful new photographic series captures a quintessential aspect of New York and in particular, the world-famous doorman culture. The city’s doormen are the gatekeepers to Manhattan’s elite - doormen typically know the most personal details and well-guarded secrets of their tenants. Yet rarely are they really seen or their own stories shared.  Rather than once again profiling the city’s rich and famous, the artist wanted to shine a light on these fascinating invisible characters who keep Manhattan turning.  

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