Philosopher, David Chalmers at his home in Yorktown Heights, New York. David Chalmers has established himself as a leading thinker on consciousness. He began his academic career in mathematics but slowly migrated toward cognitive psychology and philosophy of mind. He is currently working on a book about the problems of AI and virtual reality, as they relate to consciousness.
Parent Advocate Hope Newton a parent Advocate at the Center for Family Representation at her home in the Bronx, New York. “It’s like a scarlet letter,” said Hope Lyzette Newton, whose name was included on a New York State list of people who mistreat children after an allegation of corporal punishment. The charge was dismissed, but her name was not removed.
Mohamed Ali, 45, at his duplex house in the Kensington neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.
Left to right: Founders of CHROMA, June Canedo, Ladin Awad, and Sienna Fekete in Manhattan, New York. CHROMA is a cross-disciplinary creative studio with intentions to diversify creative industries.
Times Metro reporter David Goodman at his press room desk in City Hall, New York.
Najla Austin, 27, creator of The Ethel’s Club. Ethels Club is a membership club and workspace connecting leisure, work and wellness. Ethels Club was designed for people of color to come together, learn, and grow in ways that build strength from the inside.
Jamila Cox, right, and Robin Parks at their apartment in Astoria Queens, New York. Jamila is a foster mother who took in a little girl and baby boy who lived next door after the children mother was killed in January 2017.
Rajaratnam Gupta at his office in Manhattan, New York. On October 24, 2012, Gupta was sentenced to two years in prison for insider trading. Gupta was a former board member of Goldman Sachs advisory council member for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the head of McKinsey & Co.
Wali Omarkheil with his children at his home in Commack, New York. Wali was discriminated against because of his religion and was eventually fired. He is now suing the corporation that fired him.
Barbara Melendez in Manhattan, New York. Barbara Melendez is a caretaker for her sister, an adult resident of the Union Avenue I.R.A Bronx facility. A 2016 civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of the sister and two other residents for abuse from employees at the facility.
Commissioner of the NYC Department of Small Business Services, Greg Bishop outside of his mothers home in Brooklyn, New York.
Portrait of Greek-American sociologist and physician Nicholas Christakis in Manhattan, New York. Nicholas is known for his research on social networks and on the socioeconomic, biosocial, and evolutionary determinants of behavior, health, and longevity. He is the Sterling Professor of Social and Natural Science at Yale University, where he directs the Human Nature Lab.
Senior corporate attorney, Gregory Peterson at his apartment in Manhattan, New York. Gregory is part of Columbia University’s Class of 1973, the first graduating class of affirmative action students at the school. Gregory is an avid art collector and his apartment is filled with paintings, drawings and sculptures.