"The Streetworks are a group of emotionally charged theatrical streetscapes shot over a number of years (1993–2000) in various cities around the world. DiCorcia sets up hidden lights on the sidewalk where he is shooting. These lights single out certain individuals from the crowded streets with the subtle glow of an unexpected light source, bestowing the kind of divine light reminiscent of religious paintings. Although compositionally these photograph are documentary, this strange and selective lighting gives the work the feeling of an operatic set, imbuing the work with a sense of meaning and numerous possible narratives that may take off from that moment. By using this semi-documentary semi-manipulated method of photography diCorcia invests his pictures with the enchantment of fantasy without relinquishing the power of fact."