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America has long been known as the melting pot and nowhere is that diversity more evident than in New York City. It’s a multicultural society that one photographer is out to capture through his camera lens.

For the past seven years Danny Goldfield has been taking pictures of one child from every country on earth who now call New York home. The collection has been gathered into a book but with 24 countries left to go Goldfield isn’t done yet.

In this first person account he talks about the ambitious project and what he hopes it will accomplish.

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charm

 

A quality or ability that some people have to make themelves very likeable

Example:
When he met my mother for the fist time he really turned on the charm and now she can’t stop talking about how great he is!

a charmer

someone who uses their charm to influence people and perhaps persuade them to do things

a spiel

a negative word for a talk or presentation designed to sell something

a spieler

someone who is good at making salesman-like speeches

articulate

someone who is articulate has a good command of language, he or she can express themselves clearly and effectively

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