On a calm day in New York City, hundreds of pigeons can be seen flying together over the rooftops of certain neighborhoods - tornados of birds. For many who participate in the sport, it is a salvation from daily life and the distractions of the streets. For me, this project is an exploration of a city's mythology and a record of a disappearing pastime. Upon moving to New York I was drawn to the weathered aesthetic of the coops and the rooftop environments I could see from the roofs I was on with my young friends. As I gained access to the pigeon community, I began to understand the significance of going to the roof, caring for the birds, and watching them fly.

© Aaron Wojack 2024

Newsletter signup. 3–4 a year.