Agaton Strom’s Images of NYC Rooftop Pigeon Breeders

Howard with his homing pigeons. Brooklyn, New York

All images by Agaton Strom. Used with permission.

In NYC, many folks hate pigeons. The birds are seen by many as pests and vermin that defecate everywhere and carry diseases because of the fact that they often eat garbage and scraps from the floor. But what many don’t know is that there are folks who breed pigeons on their roofs–and that’s the center of one of Agaton Strom’s photo projects. It’s a very old practice that is mostly gone these days–but some still in exist in the boroughs of NYC.

His documentary images capture a world not known to many NYers and may even give you a new view on the birds.

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