Marj Kleinman Photography is a photography agency currently producing STOOP STORIES, a documentary storytelling project designed to connect, support, and celebrate our NYC neighbors, especially those hardest hit by the pandemic and systemic inequities.
The stoops of New York City have always been the place to meet up, catch up, and build community. During lockdown, our stoops became our sanity and our solidarity. We gathered there to bang pots for essential workers, to socialize from a safe distance, to dine al fresco, and to work and learn remotely. Some days, our stoops were our only connection to the outside world.
Since April 2020, we have produced over 100 authentic stories straight from the stoops of NYC. We spotlight the stories that matter most to the 5 Boroughs, amplifying the voices of families, essential workers, small business owners, and activists. We call out injustice, while celebrating silver linings and moments of joy.