Faces Of The Day

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Ellen Jacob snaps shots of nannies at work around NYC:

As a resident of Manhattan’s Upper West Side, photographer Ellen Jacob would often notice nannies pushing children around in strollers on the street. Eager to learn more about the lives of these women, Jacob spent four years photographing dozens of nannies and the children in their care for her series, “Substitutes.” “My work explores the social, racial and economic relationships that powerfully affect life and largely go unnoticed,” Jacob wrote in a statement.

(Photo by Ellen Jacob, who has an exhibit at Soho Photo Gallery, 15 White St until Feb 1. Gallery hours Wed-Sat 1-6 and by appointment. Follow her on Twitter here.)