Controversial photographer Andres Serrano, most (in)famous for his Piss Christ, is taking on another hot topic: New York City’s homeless. For his new show, “Residents of New York,” Serrano followed 85 homeless people for several months and interacted with them daily. “They are people with dreams and aspirations who, for a multitude of personal and external reasons, are living a very difficult situation,” he said. “I see this project as an opportunity for us to look deep inside ourselves and examine our sometime hypocritical attitudes toward charity.” Beginning today, the public can see these large-scale portraits around Washington Square Park, including the entire West 4th Street subway station, along with LaGuardia Place, Judson Memorial Church, and public phone booths.

Mondays-Sundays, 10 a.m. Starts: May 19. Continues through June 19, 2014

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