A young mother, whose husband is in jail, sits at home with her four children in the Crescent area of 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.
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.
Rochester, NY, USA
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Focal Length: 35 mm
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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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.