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Brian Harkin July 4, 2011

Posted by Geoffrey Hiller in United States.
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Google Headquarters, New York 2010

Brian Harkin (b. 1983, USA) is a freelance portrait and documentary photographer in New York City. Brian has an undergraduate degree in philosophy from The University of Missouri and began his freelance career in Dallas after an internship at The Dallas Morning News. He spent the first half of 2009 in Mexico City before relocating to New York, where he shoots regularly for The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. His other publication credits include: AARP, Smithsonian Magazine The Fader, The Financial Times, National Geographic Kids, NPR, among others.

About the Photograph:

“This photo is from an afternoon I spent at the Google headquarters in New York City on assignment for The Wall Street Journal. The story was on their huge new building, at 111 Eighth Ave, which spans the entire avenue block and was recently acquired in a nearly two billion dollar deal. Inside, the company offers a host of amenities (scooters, snacks, game rooms, etc.) to its employees, who seem to be an easygoing, diverse and productive group of people. I spent most of my time photographing these “Googlers” at their desks, and I found their idiosyncrasies to be a suitable contrast to the Google’s new architectural behemoth.”