Silence After the Rain

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Silence After the Rain by Alma Kastan

Artist’s Statement: I am studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology and majoring in photography. This image was shot on Fifth Avenue after a rain shower. I had my umbrella in one hand and my camera in the other. I found myself standing across the street from this scene and had to capture it. I was attracted to the empty street in the city that never sleeps.
Alma Kastan is a first-year student studying photography at FIT in New York City. She was born in Guatemala and adopted by her parents, Janice and John, who brought her home to New York. She has been taking photography classes since she was 13 years old at such schools as The International Center of Photography, New York Film Academy, and The Parsons School of Design. She plans on becoming a professional photographer.