Tuesday 17 September 2019

Irish photographer Condren steps in to capture life in the NYPD

A police horse makes a pit-stop to be reshod. Picture: Mark Condren
A police horse makes a pit-stop to be reshod. Picture: Mark Condren
NYPD officers executing warrants and arrests. Picture: Mark Condren
NYPD officers executing arrests. Picture: Mark Condren
Wayne O'Connor

Wayne O'Connor

An Irish photojournalist has spent more than a year embedded with the New York Police Department to produce a candid account of the work carried out by police officers across the Atlantic.

Independent.ie photographer and videographer Mark Condren had unprecedented access to capture the NYPD in action.

The work has led to the creation of the book NYPD: Behind the Scenes, a one-of-a-kind release featuring an incredible collection of more than 200 images. It was launched in New York on Friday night.

Mr Condren's work captures police offices in action, fighting crime, engaging with communities and carrying out less glamorous daily tasks.

NYPD commissioner James O'Neill paid tribute to Mr Condren's efforts. "What I like most about these photos is that they capture such a wide array of the many functions of the New York city's police," he said.

Mr Condren said producing the book helped him capture the scale of work carried out by the NYPD every day.

"These images have brought me closer to an understanding of what it means to be a cop in the city that never sleeps - I am truly humbled and thankful to have witnessed the commitment of New York's finest first-hand," he said.

The book is available on Mark's website

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