Monday, May 21, 2012

Dramatic Photos Of Poverty And Life In Maine, 1982

In 1982, Steven Rubin hitchhiked around Maine with very little money and a camera, making his way inland from the scenic coastline.

He discovered that the real Maine was not featured in tourist brochures but exists in perennial poverty just beyond the interstate.

Rubin kept going back to the area, befriending families whose lives were in deep contrast to the seaside resorts and picturesque villages with lobster shacks that Maine is known for.

Roger, 1982

Sanford eyes his cousin's deer, 1982

The Avery family, 1982

Tracy and her cat, 1991

Ann and her kids the day before Daddy left town for good, 1990

Bubba and his Great-Uncle “Six-Pack” Sammy, 1990

Grandma Rosie’s kitchen, 1983

Gregory and his cousin Lauri Ann, 1983

Adam waiting on his mom to come home, 2001

Liza and Uncle Kendall on the way to the swimming hole, 1990

Merton and Meryl and their Dobermans, 1990

Rick comforts Hal, 1994
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