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The Faces of the Bronx

Haunting and beautiful set of photos that are both literally and figuratively a world away from where I am – and yet I know the stories could just as easily be found here.

Takeesha again: Hunts Point Bronx

She retold us how she was put onto the streets as a prostitute by her mother at the age of 11, raped at 13 and fell into addiction.

“It’s sad when it’s your mother, who you trust, and she was out there with me. But you know what kept me through all that? God. Whenever I got into the car, God got into the car with me.”

View the rest of the set.