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Camilo Jose Vergara: “The Visual Encyclopedia of the American Ghetto”

Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara has been photographing the desperately poor neighborhoods of New York, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles and 16 other cities for more than 30 years.

Harlem, New York

Harlem, New York

The creator of “How the Other Half Lives”¬†maintains a¬†Web site called Invincible Cities, which allows readers to interactively tour Camden, Harlem and Richmond, Calif.

A lot of this poverty and blight looks familiar.

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