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The Lost Tribes of New York City

I saw a reference to this video while reading Lens, a new blog from The New York Times online edition. Lens is a photojournalism blog not unlike The Big Picture blog from, the online version of the Boston Globe. It is different, however, in that there is more commentary and the photos are presented in a Flash “reel” format as opposed to a long single page.

The post from Friday on Lens states:

It’s Friday. The week is winding down. It’s lunchtime. Your boss is out of the office. So go ahead. Take a look at these intriguing videos, selected by Erik Olsen, a video journalist at The Times, for their quality, novelty, ingenuity and insightfulness. We’ll be offering this guilty pleasure every week.

So I does videos instead of photography on Fridays. I’ll be checking back regularly. This is a marvelous piece that is very reminiscent of Nick Park’s Creature Comforts, one of my all-time favorite clay animation shorts. (Parks animated interviews of people in a retirement home and children with claymation animals in a zoo.)

The Lost Tribes of New York City from Carolyn London on Vimeo.

[Tip o’ de hat to Richard in Melbourne]

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