Mel Rosenthal: Photographs from "In the South Bronx of America".
Rosenthal's photographs document the burning of the South Bronx between
1975 and 1983. The portrait photographs depict the everyday lives of
residents against backdrops of rubble, abandoned buildings, and destroyed
city blocks as they struggle to survive "planned shrinkage," an urban
planning strategy utilized from the 1960s-1980s to raze residential
buildings in older urban areas and replace them with industrial parks.
Bathgate Avenue, South Bronx, NY
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