Slightly dodgy in a desirable way, the Lower East Side exudes an uncanny charm. Cramped spaces, rusty fire escapes, and gritty alleyways only add to its artful appeal. An eclectic neighborhood grown from immigrant roots, the Lower East Side supplies ample excitement around every corner—whether you’re grabbing coffee at one of its trendy cafes or partying scandalously until the break of dawn.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Jacob Krupnick is a director and photographer from Brooklyn. In 2011, he released the feature-length dance film "Girl Walk // All Day", a non-stop music video shot entirely in the streets of NYC. Since then, he’s spent his time creating one-of-a-kind, immersive screening experiences all over the world. Shooting for Airbnb was a great excuse for Jacob to wander the city with a camera in hand, thinking about what best defines the feel of a neighborhood.
Kenn Tam is a Canadian photographer living and working in New York City's Manhattan, that specializes in portraits and street photography. And yes, he was that high school year book guy with a 50mm lens for a face.
Julie Holder is a photographer based in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. She earned her BFA in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Specializing in architectural and interior photography, her client list includes ABC, The Nate Berkus Show, Sony/Harpo Productions, BravoTV.com and RollingStone.com. Joining this project with Airbnb has been a wonderful exploration of the neighborhoods and people that make up the diverse city she calls home.