Ventura, California-based photographer and member of LUCEO Images Daryl Peveto is working on a project documenting people living in cities that are in bankruptcy.
As I develop this project and continue to visit more cities in bankruptcy to speak with the people who live there, I am touched by the sheer weight of burden and the levity in small moments of daily life used to get by. ¬†Meals shared amongst neighbors, extended family day care (and night care for shift workers) where cousins take care of one another, religious halls with nightly events all help to make ends meet, and make life a little less heavy.
While in New England on assignment last month, I was able to spend a day in Central Falls, RI. A city of¬†about 19,000 just north of Providence, it is both the smallest and most densely populated city in Rhode Island. It also has the distinction of being one of a couple dozen in the US to file for bankruptcy.
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