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A life's worth of Manhattan images

Rebecca Lepkoff has taken pictures of an ever-changing New York neighbourhood for all her 96 years.

    Born in 1916 to Russian Jews, Rebecca Lepkoff was raised in the once crowded and low-income Lower East Side of Manhattan. She once worked as a dancer, and in 1939 saved enough money to buy a camera.

    With no training, she started capturing the lives and faces of generations of immigrants in the ever-changing neighbourhood of New York. In fact, she still sees no reason to since.

    Al Jazeera’s Cath Turner reports from New York.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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