17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Unseen American Poverty

I crossed the train tracks to see what life was like for the poor in my community. Since living here, many locals have expressed concern over crossing the train tracks, insisting that it's dangerous. It very well might be but instead of danger, I see desperation, sadness, and a poverty not witnessed in other countries.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 08.2019
Photo Location: Cleveland, Tennessee, United States of America
Camera: COOLPIX P900
Copyright: © Luis Almeida