Someone You Should Know #WHAM13
Photographer Arleen Thaler uses the power of pictures to take us to places that are not far from where we live, yet most of us never visit.
Her photos take us to the neighborhood around Rochester’s Jones Park, near Lyell and Saratoga Avenues. Thaler, with her Fuji X-100s digital camera, introduces us to the sex workers, many of them drug addicted, who roam those streets, and huddle against the cold in abandoned homes. Many of the yards and alleys are strewn with garbage, including the needles that are telltale signs of the drug use that is so common in that part of the city….read more