The Crescent

28 August 2012

Die sozial benachteiligten Viertel im Norden des Zentrums von Rochester, im Staat New York, USA, auch „Crescent“ genannt, haben eine hohe Kriminalitäts- und Mordrate. Als Gründe werden eine geschwächte regionale Wirtschaft und die vielen leer stehenden Häuser angegeben, in denen sich Drogendealer aufhalten.

Rochester, New York, USA

Snoe, a former Latin King gang member now turned successful graffiti and tattoo artist, sits at home in northeast Rochester.

 

The group of deprived neighborhoods known as the ‘Crescent’, around the northern edge of downtown Rochester, New York State, USA, is renowned for its high crime and murder rates. Reasons given for these include a depressed local economy, and the large number of empty houses, prone to becoming locations for drug dealing.

El grupo de barrios marginales Crescent, en el margen septentrional del centro de Rochester, Nueva York, Estados Unidos, es conocido por su elevada tasa de criminalidad y asesinatos. Entre los motivos se citan una economía local deprimida y un elevado número de casas inhabitadas, que tienden a convertirse en lugares para el narcotráfico.

Le faubourg déshérité Crescent, au nord du centre-ville de Rochester, dans l’État de New York, aux États-Unis, est connu pour son taux élevé de criminalité et de meurtres, imputé entre autres à la faiblesse de l’économie locale et au grand nombre de maisons vides, susceptibles de devenir des lieux de narcotrafic.

Il gruppo di quartieri poveri denominato “Crescent”, che delimita il confine nord del centro di Rochester, nello stato di New York, USA, è noto per l’alto tasso di criminalità e omicidi. Fra le cause addotte, un’economia locale depressa e l’elevato numero di case vuote, luoghi ideali per lo spaccio di droga.

De achtergestelde wijken die samen de zogeheten Crescent vormen, aan de noordkant van de binnenstad van Rochester, in de staat New York, VS, zijn berucht om hun hoge criminaliteit en aantal moorden. Als verklaring worden de noodlijdende lokale economie en de hoge leegstand, waardoor het aantal drugspanden stijgt, genoemd.

O conjunto de bairros desfavorecidos conhecido como o «Crescente», a norte do centro da cidade de Rochester, no estado de Nova Iorque, EUA, é conhecido pelas elevadas taxas de criminalidade e de homicídios. Os motivos dados para esta situação incluem uma economia local deprimida e um grande número de casas vazias, susceptíveis de se tornarem locais para o tráfico de droga.

Location

Rochester, NY, USA

Technical information

Shutter speed: 1/40 sec
ISO: 1600
F-Stop: 3.2
Focal Length: 35 mm
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Paolo Pellegrin
Nationality:
Italy
About:
Paolo Pellegrin was born in 1964 in Rome, Italy. He studied architecture at Sapienza Università di Roma, before moving on to photography at the Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, also in the Italian capital. Between 1991 and 2001, Pellegrin was represented by Agence VU in Paris. In 2001, he became a Magnum Photos nominee, and a full member in 2005. He is a contract photographer for Newsweek magazine in the US and Zeit magazine in Germany.
Commissioner:
Magnum Photos for Postcards from America / Zeit Magazin