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markerictrent Miss Dixon holds Kaisun’s homework as he hangs up his jacket. Savannah, GA. “The best thing about being a single mother is being close to your child”. Miss Dixon said as we sat in her kitchen and talked. I visited with her numerous times, she shared the lessons she had learned throughout her life. That fast money is never good money and that family is everything. She even offered me advice in times of need. Miss. D. worked hard to give Kaisun all she could and to teach him the values to be a man. At the time he was in the fifth grade, receiving good marks and played football in the evenings for the West Side Whoppers.
#americanstories #sectioneight #georgia #thesouth #followhim #documentaryphotography #5dmarkII
#savannah #mother #values #family #south
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  •   m3yrem i absolutely love all of your photographs! so, so talented. 2d
  •   abdullaalkaabi Very best! 1d

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markerictrent Barbie holds a syringe and points out where she almost lost her arm to a abscess. Rainelle, W.V.
I met Barbie in Community College and she scared the shit out of me. Once we became friends I learned how loving and caring she was. One of the first people to open their door to me when I started documenting prescription drug abuse in my home county, she was not concerned about hiding anything. I will never forget when I recieved the call she had passed. To me Barbie was invincible, unstoppable and I still cannot believe she is gone. This January I will be back in West Virginia indefinitely working on this project and many others throughout the region. More on this as the months progess. #appalachia #rxabuse #ink #documentaryphotography #drugabuse #westvirginia #girl #morphine #americanstories
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  •   amelias_auntie I worked in a methadone clinic in Clarksburg. Drugs are so real and wv and these methadone clinics aren't helping. Having a patient overdose and thinking your therapy skills lacked and that's why she didn't make a better choice hurt a long long time. 1w
  •   davidmauricesmith Excited to hear you are diving in bro. 1w
  •   walkyourcamera Powerful. 1w
  •   tattookitties Wow! 1w
  •   cole8227 @markerictrent keep up the good work! I am sure it isn't easy to see these things but damn, many are so oblivious to the demons working against us! Prescribed meds can do terrible things! Looking forward to seeing more work! 1w
  •   peterrabbit0019 This made me cry so much but thank you for posting her beautiful face I miss her more everyday it's hard to live in her house with out her 7d

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caffemela New at the cafe, Ben and Molly Nickles' "Encountering Wenatchee" installation. This portrait is of Luis Rodriguez, an American immigrant who moved to the US in 1969. After 20 years of working his way up on farms around the #Wenatchee Valley until he was able to afford his own orchard. Come see this story and more this month at Caffe Mela. #ncwlove #ncwarts #americanstories #pnw #northwest #upperleft #wenatchee #wenworld 3w

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markerictrent "The Bones of New York City". Rick Kelly, the owner of Carmine Street Guitars builds instruments from white pine boards salvaged from some of the city's most influent buildings. From the Hotel Chelsea to Chumley's Bedford Street's former speakeasy Rick uses the reclaimed lumber from these sites to make pristine insturments. "I started collecting old wood in college because it was free". Starting with Appalachian Dulcimers in the 70's Kelly made instruments to pay his way through art school where he studied sculpture. Bob Dylan, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, G.E. Smith and Jim Jarmusch have all bought his guitars. "They're not a piece of art that hangs on a wall they're actually a tool to make music with." #handcrafted #trade #nyc #reclaimed #guitars #carminestreet #americanstories #thenorth #thebigapple #blackandwhite #x100s #followhim 4w

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felipe_manriq Adoro esos regalos sin previo aviso u ocasión especial. New book. #instacollage #read #reading #americanstories #thebrothersgrimm #present #book #new #hobby 1mon

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markerictrent Jay has been a upholstery worker for 16 and half years. He is currently working for Pro-Elite a small family owned manufacturing outlet. "Use to be everything was made here and people bought it to support the country but it's not like that anymore". Jay said as he worked on the days order. Pro-Elite employs around 20 full time employees and is one America's leading manufacturers in commercial strength training equipment. #americanstories #utah #exercise #madeintheusa #manufacturing #leather # trade #craft #saltlakecity #onassignment #5dmarkIII #saltlakecity 1mon

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markerictrent Taking a break from the emotions of losing a close friend to an overdose, Allie and Peakay wait for a friend to take her shift break at work to discuss sleeping arrangements for the night. Rainelle, WV.

#appalachia #lookingatappalachia #x100s #fujifilm #hug #wv #westvirgina #love #americanstories
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markerictrent Jeff gets ready for the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards. Brooklyn, New York.

Jeff owns a small moving company with a close friend, on his own time he produces small drag shows and dance showcases. Also known as Charmin Ultra he host the web series Sez Me which educates children on gender roles.
#bushwick #nyc #drag #queen #gender #nightlife #americanstories #brooklyn #nikonDF
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markerictrent Matt takes a break from wrestling practice. Ronceverte, W.V.

I was driving home when I came across Matt's wrestling ring sitting in a empty lot on a hillside. I pulled over and knocked on his door. He allowed me to come back and photograph while he and his crew, "The Dykes Riot Squad" practiced. Overall backyard wrestling is a mixture of theatrics and aerobatics. Although moves are carefully coordinated the danger of landing the wrong way leading to serious injury is constant. Matt and his crew still perform throughout the West Virginia in hopes of making it to the big time. #backyardwrestling #ronceverte #theverte #wrestler #appalachia #americanstories #blackandwhite #5dmarkII
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markerictrent One of the last photos I took at the Arbor Cottages. I met Gus when first arriving at the motel. He was a handyman who traded craft for rent. On my last trip down I brought a round of prints for everyone. When I was getting in the car he told me that one of the tenants was upset and was going to kill me for photographing his wife, even though they had openily participated a week earlier... "I told him we had enough of that down here and don't need anymore". Gus said, I said goodbye and drove away. #savannah #georgia #thesouth #americanstories #portrait #motel #crownvic #denim #photographer #beard 2mon

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markerictrent Hilda is a childhood friend of my mother's and a lifetime friend of my family. When a health issue lead to her loosing both legs her health insurance refused to cover the cost of a power chair due to the fact that she still had strength in her arms. #americanstories #westvirgina #appalachia #wheelchair #wv #follow #healthcare #organcave #disibility 2mon

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markerictrent Cain looking out the window for his mother Courtney. (see previous post) #sectioneight #south #americanstories #photographer #beautifullight #savannah #documentary #vscocam #5dmarkII #children #child #mother 2mon

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markerictrent Courtney was a 21 year old mother who lost her children's father to incarceration. After the birth of her second son she discovered he was a father to twelve other children. She lived in the West Lake Apartments, a Section 8 housing unit on the outskirts of Savannah, GA. She came together with other lone mothers in the complex to share food, diapers and other recources to provide for her children. "We home girls, we look out for each other, it's only right, single mothers". #savannah #ga #mother #single #5dmarkII #sectioneight #americanstories #motherhood #children #photographer #documentary #picoftheday 2mon

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markerictrent I met Rob Bigz as I was staring to work in the southern rap scene in Georgia. A mutual friend arranged for me to meet the old heads within the community. These gentlemen had been persuing rap for decades. Rob was among them. The conversation was short, they spoke of how the game had changed and how Savannah was not to be forgotten about. Shortly after I visited Rob at his home. His recording studio doubled as a guest room, he had a family, a full time job and a dream.
#americanstories #thesouth #georgia #hiphop #rap #hustle #southernmusic
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markerictrent The Arbor Cottages is a live in motel off  Olgeechee Road outside of Savannah, GA. The cottages are home to many individuals who live with or are involved with alcoholism, drug addiction, prostitution and other hardships. Billy was living alone, addicted to crack and unlike the rest of the tenants he was blind. My interactions with Billy varied. I never knew how he would react when I showed up at his door. This particular moment he was smoking and talking to a friend and I. When he heard my voice next to his bed he jerked back and told me his personal belongings where in a drawer in the corner of the room and asked me not to go near them. He had been robbed a few weeks earlier and still had his guard up.

At the first of the year the owner and manager of the cottages was arrested on drug and weapon charges. The Arbor Cottages have been the subject of several court cases in the past few years due to housing code violations. #americanstories #thesouth #motel #poverty #addiction #5DmarkII #blackandwhite #vscocam #savannah #georgia
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markerictrent I met Leslie after her and her mother had lost their home and horse farm to foreclosure during the recession. They where able to purchase a used trailer and a small amount of land but lacked running water and electricity. Her mother continues to build onto thier new home and train horses to this day. #westvirgina #appalachia #alderson #americanstories #foreclosure #ofthegrid #greenbriervalley #greenbriercounty
#americanflag
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