Faces of the Boardwalk is a personal project I have been working on for the past two years. I have lived in Brooklyn for practically my entire life and have always been drawn to Coney Island. Most people know Coney Island for the rides and sideshows, but the boardwalk has a soul all of it's own. As a child, my parents would bring my siblings and I to Coney Island, but we were forbidden to go on, or even near the boardwalk. This was mostuly due to the high volume of crime, and drug use that took place on the boardwalk, and under it, back in the 80's. That was my memory of the boardwalk growing up. An unknown place of evil, basically. As I matured, my inquistive nature took over, and I began to explore the boardwalk. What I have learned about the boardwalk, was that it is now a virtual melting pot. They say New York is the "Melting Pot", and I feel that the boardwalk supports that theory very accurately.