New York, NY, United States
Kevin Downs is a New York based photojournalist and documentary photographer. He studied Fine Arts at Pratt Institute, Photography at City College and the mentors in his early career were Louis Stettner and Mel Rosenthal. He attended the Missouri Photo Workshop, where he was awarded the Bill and Duane Honorary Director's Scholarship.
He has also photographed in Japan and other parts of Asia, as well as in Mexico and Haiti. Currently, he is working on projects documenting life in the United States, covering issues such as people affected by the economy, immigration and other social issues. For the past 6 years, he has been documenting an area of Corona, Queens, known as the Iron Triangle. This is a place where immigrants had come in search of the American dream but is now in the process of redevelopment, with the city claiming eminent domain and forcing small businesses out of existence. Recently, he has also extensively covered the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, on the Rockaways and Staten Island.
His work is published by the main international publications VSD Magazine, Les Inrockuptibles, The Good Life Magazine, Travel + Leisure US, Escape, Wish magazine, Sun-Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald, We Demain, Grazia France, The Wall Street Journal, About.com, MSN Network, ABC News, TIME Magazine, Southern Accents, Entree Magazine, Coastal Living Magazine and the Daily Mail and is a regular contributor to The New York Daily News. He has taught workshops in New York's Coney Island and at the International Center of Photography. He is represented by Cosmos since 2013.
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(Welcome to Trumpland) Liah Alonso(R) at the "Day with out women" rally protest at Washington Square Park, New York, February 20,2017 (Kevin C. Downs/Agence Cosmos
Thousands showed up at the Day Without a Woman rally at Washinton Square Park on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 as part of a nationwide one-day strike to show women's impact on the American economy. Kevin C. Downs/Agence Cosmos
Over 600 new NYPD police officers graduated today at Madison Square Garden in New York, with the largest number of female recruits becoming police officer March 30, 2017. Of those graduating, 21% were born outside of the U.S. and 22% were women.(Kevin C Downs/Agence Cosmos)