Photo Essay

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What tourists think about Columbus Day

I walked the streets of Manhattan (and even rode a ferry) to ask tourists if we as Americans should celebrate Christopher Columbus as the discoverer (or perhaps blunderer) of the Americas.

I think I fell short of the mark because John wanted me to profile everyone in a similar fashion against whatever landmark they were near. I perhaps don’t have the creative mind for it, but I couldn’t figure out how to do that without making my models stand in one place for hours on end.

Let me know what you think.


About Pearl Macek

In 2012, I realized that it was now or never to pursue my dream of a career in Journalism, a field that I have always been interested in. I began scouting out internships and applying to a few select Journalism programs across the country. In the fall of 2012 I moved from Paris, France to Massachusetts in the United States to begin interning at a NPR affiliate, WCAI (Cape and Islands radio). After my internship with WCAI, I was accepted into CUNY’s Graduate School of journalism where I am today.