Photographer of the Year - 2001
Aristide Economopoulos/Star-Ledger
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Jersey City, NJ: Portraits of Diversity - With the Statue of Liberty 50 yards off its shore, Jersey City, NJ, has long been a destination point for new immigrants. Walk its streets and you will pass by its rich ethnic diversity. According to Census 2000, there is greater than an 80 percent chance that any two people selected randomly will be from a different ethnic background.

A native of the African country of Burundi, Theddy Gahungu came to the United States eight years ago. He is polishing up some of his soccer skills, a sport he played as a child in Africa, while juggling the ball along Reed Street in front of his apartment.

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