South Ward: Omar

Image by Akintola Hanif South Ward: Omar In 2011, I started off selling $1 bottles of oil for women and men and I came up with this gimmick, something concerning hygiene, something universal. I thought of the slogan “smell good, look good” and started putting that in people’s ear.  It worked.  The first day,  I sold 700 bottles. The South Ward has been my  home base since 2015. It’s residential, it’s a...


South Ward: Isaiah

Photo by Akintola Hanif South Ward: Isaiah When I was growing up my dad lived on Foster Street at the mouth of Weequahic Park. It was a block that always had a lot of working class families, a building for seniors and other units with a big mix of people. The park was the place where everyone gathered but you didn’t see these stark differences between them anymore. There was all sorts of people that would use it coming...