tagged w/ America's heartland
For some people, our economy may be turning around, but millions of families are at risk of going hungry, in one of the richest nations on earth. The poorest people in America are those who were the first to feel the downturn, and will be the last to feel the country’s financial recovery. The hardworking poor in America’s heartland, with their long and deep traditions in mining, manufacturing and military service, are increasingly seen in food pantry lines, feeling ashamed and angry. Their stories and images push beyond stereotypes and reveal a hidden America of families living in poverty, which is both surprising and haunting.
This piece includes a number of emotionally moving photographs, a memorable slide show, three documentary short films about poverty in America and the Kris Kristofferson music video, “This Old Road.”
http://disembedded.wordpress.com/2010/07/24/the-poor-in-america-friends-and-neighbors-in-the-heartland/For some people, our economy may be turning around, but millions of families are at... more