A few years ago, a friend and I took our kids to New York and to Ellis Island. The main hall was immense and there were plenty of items and photographs in the black and white of that time documenting its history. What I did not know was that there was another side to the island. The side where some immigrants entered but for some that is as far as they ever got. The Hospital side.
A couple of weeks ago, in class, the photographer of the week was Stephen Wilkes. The photographs were from his collection Ellis Island: Ghosts of Freedom http://www.ellisislandghosts.com. Continue reading “Another side to Ellis Island”