Sunday, August 9, 2015

Satmars of Williamsburg

In Brooklyn there are several neighborhoods that are home to various Hassidic sects. The Chabad Lubavitch can be found in Crown Heights, a mixture of sects in Borough Park, and the Satmars are concentrated in the Williamsburg section. They vary from group to group in their separation and insularity, but the most closed off are the Satmars. I've spent a lot of time walking the streets in all the neighborhoods and I'm comfortable mixing with them, so often i can strike up conversations with them or at least not appear too intrusive or threatening.

Going back through my images of a walk I did there last year I found several that I hadn't processed or posted.