Sami Hossain – Chelsea

Chelsea Manhattan is a socially diverse neighborhood in New York City. However,  the rise of Michelin Star restaurants, luxury retail and condos are attracting a wealthy class of individuals that are rapidly widening the gap between the rich and the poor. This photo essay reflects the changes that Chelsea is undergoing. It shows how the influence of power and wealth and how it attracts tourists and often displaces middle the lower class citizens out of their own neighborhoods. I wanted to capture the contrast that exists between classes in this section of the city.