Philadelphian Zoe Strauss, 41, was given a camera for her 30th birthday. Since then she’s been shooting the city’s defeated neighborhoods and residents including beneath the Interstate highway in South Philly, where she displayed her work on concrete pillars (in an area the size of a football field) and sold photocopied prints for $5. Those images can now be seen indoors, at a ten-year retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Strauss is the first of her family to graduate from high school.
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