1998 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 1st prize

Susan Watts

New York Daily News

01 July, 1997

Gloria Colon (33), a drug addict, has been living on the streets of the Bronx since her late teens, needing ten shots of heroin a day and as many tricks to pay for them. She no longer has her own teeth and her body is covered with scabs and scars. Gloria is one of several thousand homeless, drug-addicted prostitutes living on the streets of New York City. After the story had been featured in the Daily News in July 1997, Gloria entered a drug treatment program and is now free of drugs.

About the photographer

Susan Watts

Susan Watts graduated with a bachelor of fine arts degree in film at New York University before becoming a photojournalist. Since 1995, she has been a staff photographer at the N...

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