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Evicted

Photographer

John Moore

Getty Images

05 October, 2011

Brandie and Dan Barbiere sit among their possessions after eviction from their home, in Milliken. Brandie, whose child-care business had dropped by more than half due to the weak economy, had stopped making mortgage payments 11 months earlier.

About the photographer

John Moore

John Moore is a senior staff photographer and special correspondent for Getty Images. He has photographed in 65 countries on six continents and was posted internationally for ...

Background story

Milliken, Colorado, USA

Brandie and Dan Barbiere sit among their possessions after eviction from their home, in Milliken. Brandie, whose child-care business had dropped by more than half due to the weak economy, had stopped making mortgage payments 11 months earlier. Americans experienced the fifth year of a national housing crisis. By the end of 2011, some four million families had lost their homes after they could no longer meet mortgage payments. People renting houses often found themselves in a similar situation, no longer able to afford the rent and facing eviction. In Colorado, eviction teams supervised by a deputy from the county sheriff’s office arrive with court orders, and clear the contents of a house onto the street. Families have 24 hours to remove their possessions.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/400 sec
Focal length
100 mm
F-Stop
f/5.0
ISO
400
Camera
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

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