Emérge is a photo collaboration with photographer Emmanuel Afolabi. This portrait series was inspired by the power of nature to overcome, endure, and flourish, especially in the sometimes harsh environment that is New York City.  

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.
— Eckhart Tolle
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
— Marcel Proust

Photos: Emmanuel Afolabi
Location: BedStuy, Brooklyn
Featured Florals: homegrown, foraged, Queens County Farm Museum