Kerri MacDonald moved from Ontario, Canada to New York City with one goal: to tell
stories. Since then, she’s been doing her best to turn the city into words and images.
Kerri's a student at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, where she's
studying urban journalism with a focus on print and interactive reporting. She's an
intern at Lens, the photojournalism blog at the New York Times. She's also a member
of the CUNY team working on the The Local, a hyperlocal New York Times blog in Fort
Greene, Brooklyn. 

Photography

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Words Woven, for the Price of a Donation, The New York Times, City Room (2010)

Robert Samuel Snyderman, a wild-haired 23-year-old who lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, is one of the more...

 

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The Good Ship Mary Whalen, Brooklyn Based (2010)

As exciting as it is to watch the greening of the Brooklyn waterfront, it’s also...

 

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Housing History (series), The New York Times, The Local (2010)

In preparation for the 30th House Tour hosted by the Fort Greene Association, The Local...

 

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Area Daycare Center Faces Closure, The New York Times, The Local (2010)

Duffield Child Care Center is one of two daycares in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, that might...

 

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Four Brides and a Camera Crew, The New York Times, The Local (2010)

An African drum processional. Dozens of women in white, dancing through the doors of Emmanuel...

 

News

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Photos Reveal Receding Himalaya Glaciers, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

The Everest explorer David Breashears on climate change as seen through “Rivers of Ice: Vanishing...

 

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Pictures of the Day: Tehran and Elsewhere, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

An Iranian scientist returned to Tehran on Thursday to an uncertain future. This photo and...

 

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Pictures of the Day: Gaza and Elsewhere, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

An article in The New York Times on Wednesday concerns Palestinians in Gaza, most of...

 

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Boat Collision in New York Harbor Kills 1, The New York Times, N.Y./Region (2010)

The police on Saturday were investigating the cause of a recreational boat crash in New...

 

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In Krgyzstan, Tears on Both Sides, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

When he arrived in Osh, the city in southern Kyrgyzstan where violent ethnic riots erupted...

 

Profiles

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Colombia's Picture-Perfect Beauty Queens, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

Beauty pageants have long been part of the culture in Colombia. As much as they’re...

 

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Nights in Ghana, Captured by Flashlight, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

It’s hard to personalize a story if the faces of its subjects can’t be seen....

 

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Star-Spangled Skepticism, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

Misha Erwitt has spent more than 20 years compiling images of the American flag. The...

 

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Poverty, and Little Sympathy, in South Africa, The New York Times, Lens (2010)

Many people react with surprise when they hear the numbers associated with the poor white...

 

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Penny for a Poem?, The New York Times, The Local (2010)

For many artists, it can be a grueling process: the search for a muse. But...

 

Blogs

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Songs from the Subway, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (2009)

New to New York and fascinated by the movement that takes place underground.

 

Video

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Seeking Sound Underground: Busker Brothers, The Huffington Post (2010)

Heth and Jed Weinstein have been a part of the underground music scene in New...

 

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A Tool for Music, The Huffington Post (2010)

Moses Josiah plays the guitar. From time to time, he plays the piano. But his...

 

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Curtis Jordan: Playing for Smiles, The Huffington Post (2010)

Where Curtis Jordan grew up, the sound of steel drums is more than familiar. But...

 

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Digging the Past, 219 West (2010)

Profile of a New York City urban archeologist who has been digging wells and privies...