The Foreclosure Picture Genre

Last fall I was listening to NPR’s On The Media podcast: Photojournalism and Foreclosure which opened my eyes to the genre.

…And one of the things that they left were hundreds of these karate trophies that apparently a son had won.

And what was startling to him is that he realized they detached all of the nameplates that listed first place, second place, third place so that he had at least some token of his accomplishment. And that back story fleshes that photograph out….

A couple of the photographers featured in the segment were recently linked to over at Collateral Vision and they caught my attention. A bit surreal to go through. It’s not always about the numbers.

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