December 20, 2012

Portraits of Addiction: New York’s Red-Light District

Leaning over a tiny wooden table, dressed in a shapeless gray-green prison uniform, she described her first encounter with him. “I was scared,” she said. “Why should I open up? But after Chris posted my picture on the Internet, I felt amazing. People commented and made me feel like I could accomplish a lot. After that, they knew my pain.”

See more. [Images: Chris Arnade]


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    this is a really great series—I ran across the flickr page a while back (I don’t remember where) & the article provides...
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    A side of my you rarely see out in the open anymore
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    Very impressive
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    flip through his Flickr photos & read the stories. they are so powerful. good job, Mr. Arnade.
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    Something about the meta-narrative of New York City in the last 20 years — a shimmering city, inhabited by well-mannered...
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