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Paterson, NJ

I drove the streets of Paterson for twelve years taking pictures of homes for Real Estate agents. Once a week, I'd leave the suburbs and woods of the rest of Passaic County and head down here. I wish it was the only street that looked this way and that these were the only two kids manuvering their way around concrete, broken glass, and worse. There are plenty of beautiful buildings in Paterson and many really nice peopIe, but this is what I remember. I just can't imagine what it's like to grow up in a neighborhood like this, what it does to your sense of self-worth, or how it forms who you become.

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