By: Neal Weinberg

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Artist Statement

Young children have not developed hurtful prejudices and completely accept each other. This picture was taken in the Nolita area of New York City. As a pediatrician and photographer this was an opportunity to show the happiness that comes from play and the acceptance of each other. Given the complexity of interracial relationships and the persistent conflicts in our country, this simple happy scene reminds of the happiness that can come from treating each other respectfully. John Lennon’s message in the song by the same name rings true.