Faces of Addiction
A four year project focused on the stories of addicts in the Hunts Point neighborhood, the poorest in all of New York City. I post people's stories as they tell them to me.

What I am hoping to do, by allowing my subjects to share their dreams and burdens with the viewer and by photographing them with respect, is to show that everyone, regardless of their station in life, is as valid as anyone else.

Its easy to ignore others. By not looking, by not talking to them, we can fall into constructing our own narrative that affirms our limited world view.

The photos are only half of the series. Please read the words beneath each of the pictures.

For more on series, and for longer pieces, please go to my tumblr at arnade.tumblr.com

I can be contacted at Chris@arnade.com
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