2010 Photo Contest, Daily Life, 3rd prize

Luca Santese


17 August, 2009

Original caption from World Press Photo (2010)

Mary, a single mother, lives with her son in downtown Detroit. Her family lives out of town and visits her rarely because they are afraid of problems with crime. Detroit tops the list of America's most dangerous cities, with 1,220 violent crimes per 100,000 people. Crime is particularly prevalent in downtown areas. Since the 1960s, there has been a steady exodus of those who can afford it to the suburbs.


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Luca Santese

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