Faces of Northeastern photo project explores campus community
Metro - 10/05/2016
Faces of Northeastern is a man-on-the-street style series started by photography manager Matthew Modoono and senior writer Joe O’Connell within Northeastern’s external affairs office. Most people are familiar with the style, which harks back to Humans of New York, but by focusing on campus, the photos serve to bring the Northeastern community—students, staff and faculty—together in a creative way.
“We started last summer and it was just an idea the two of us came up with as a way to feature all the great people who make up the Northeastern community,” O’Connell said. “We have an opportunity to talk to so many people from so many different walks of life.”
When they first started the series and the two would walk around campus to randomly approach people, they would have to explain the point of the project every time. Recently, though, students have learned about Faces of Northeastern and recognize what O’Connell and Modoono are doing.