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The Crescent

Photographer

Paolo Pellegrin

Magnum Photos for Postcards from America / Zeit Magazin

30 August, 2012

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.

About

Paolo Pellegrin

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, a...

Background story

Rochester, New York, USA

Police officers search a house for an armed suspect 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.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/30 sec
Focal length
50 mm
F-Stop
2.5
ISO
6400
Camera
Canon EOS 5D Mark III

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