From Julie Grahame’s post at aCurator:

“Xiaodan” is a Chinese name for girls meaning “little dawn.” Our intrepid night owl Michael Massaia found this appropriate title for his series of early morning portraits of tenements scattered throughout New York City’s Chinatown. “For Xiaodan” is an extension of Michael’s ongoing portfolio of the city and the shore at a precise moment around dawn that he loves.

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