Con­dren cap­tures life in the NYPD

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - News - 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.

Sun­day In­de­pen­dent pho­tog­ra­pher 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-ofa-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 at www.mark­con­

NEW YORK’S FINEST: NYPD of­fi­cers ex­e­cut­ing war­rants and ar­rests, while a po­lice horse makes a pit-stop to be reshod, all pho­tographed by INM pho­tog­ra­pher Mark Con­dren (in­set be­low)

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