1. Upstate Girls: What Became of Collar City by Brenda Ann Kenneally

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    There have been cities in the United States that have stood as monuments to the American Dream made manifest – Pittsburgh for its steel industry and Detroit for assembling the motor cars that changed the world. The bright promise of progress for all fueled our rise to power into the optimistic 1950s when the boom–bust cycle of consumption pressed on the U.S. to look for foreign trade. We globalized rapidly and “The American Product” has become debt itself. The blue collar class whose manufacturing jobs were a source of productivity and pride has become a permanent underclass in service to those of greater means. The United States’ current economic upheaval has forced scrutiny of the gross inequities of America’s social divide and the fact that unquestioned exploitation of wealth and power by a few must lead to the end of our current economic values. For over nine years photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally has followed the lives of a group of young women living in Upstate New York. The stories of the women of Troy, NY are an intimate and powerful look at the cycle of class separation and economic inequality facing many Americans today. Labor historians have argued that Troy is the prototype of the industrialization of America. The city of 44,000 sits on the banks of the Hudson River 140 miles north of New York City. During The Civil War, Troy’s steel processing plants made millions of dollars manufacturing horseshoes, and factored in the victory for the North. In that same period, Hanna Lord Montaque invented the detachable shirt collar and spawned an industry that became the cornerstone of the regional economy, employing over 8,000 operatives. Troy became know as “The home of Uncle Sam”, when a butcher named Sam Wilson marked barrels of his meat to be shipped to Union troops with “U.S.”; soldiers joked that it stood for Uncle Sam. Fifty year later, Congress made a proclamation that Uncle Sam would be a symbol of America’s freedom and Troy, New York would officially be considered his home. The proud aspirations of America’s beginning are seen in stark contrast to Troy’s present social conditions. In 2007, 16.3% of all children in Troy were living in households headed by a single female, of these, 16% reported income below the U.S. poverty line. Most families in Troy survive on minimum wage jobs with little or no benefits. The median income for a family of three is $16,796. Since 1990, the only increase in population and revenue in this part of Upstate New York has come via an intrastate migration from the south (primarily the boroughs of New York City). The pattern is attributed to a growing number of prisoners housed in the region’s major correctional complexes. As the majority of the manufacturing businesses move overseas, prisons have become the areas fastest growing service industry and the fluid boundaries of their population have altered Troy’s domestic and social landscape. Local law enforcement’s reaction to the changing complexion of their predominately white community has been to make more arrests. Record numbers of males from Troy’s lower income population are now incarcerated – collateral damage in the Rennsslear County Sheriff’s battle against a self-fulfilling prophesized growing crime rate. The culture of incarceration among the poor has altered traditional, domestic gender roles and family dynamics between husbands and wives, mothers and sons, has suffered. http://www.upstategirls.org/ Brenda Ann Kenneally is a mother, documentarian and interdisciplinary artist living in Brooklyn. Kenneally’s obsession with capturing a core truth of the people she photographs earned her The W. Eugene Smith Award in 2000 for photographers who work in the tradition of the legendary Life Magazine photographer. Her long-term projects are intimate portraits of social issues that intersect where the personal is political. *************** The DEVELOP Tube Photography Video Channel is an educational resource which features interviews, multimedia, lectures & films in photojournalism, documentary & fine art photography. Watch DEVELOP Tube on Vimeo: vimeo.com/channels/developphoto and on YouTube: youtube.com/user/DEVELOPPhoto

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    • Jaylynn and Tyrell's Story

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      For story I did my senior year of college for my capstone class, I decided to cover teenage pregnancy, but not MTV’s “16 and Pregnant” glorified high-school dropouts, but real young women in Southern Ohio struggling to balance obtaining an education and become a mother at a young age. I came across Jaylynn through her younger sister, Taylor. Taylor was a part of a work-study program at the local middle school and worked at the dining hall with me. I asked her if she knew any young mothers, and she told me about her older half-sister and her (at the time) two-month old baby Natalie. I met Jaylynn, and she was thrilled to do the story. The more I talked to Jaylynn and Eric, or as he prefers Tyrell, the more I developed empathy and respect for the young couple and parents. They spoke of their hopes and dreams for their new baby girl and for their own futures. I still talk to them, and Natalie is growing into an adorable little girl more and more every time I see her. I wish them the best and know that they will do what ever is best for their daughter.

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      • Medical:Teen Pregnancy

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        Host Dr. Deborah Craton talks with her guests Becky Sprinkle, Gwyn Pentzer, and Dr. Maria Faget about teen pregnance in Lawrence County.

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        • KNTU 88.1 Jazz Interviews Dr. Trevicia Williams

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          KNTU 88.1 Jazz McKinney Texas interviews Dr. Trevicia Williams about her Texas child bride experience, motherhood, parenting and national month to prevent teen and unplanned pregnancies.

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          • Teen Pregnancy Viral - NHS - Executive Producer

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            This multi award winning viral gained prominence globally for its hard hitting approach to the problem of teen pregnancy in the U.K. As part of a wider NHS campaign it was credited in reducing teen pregnancy in the targeted areas.

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            • Leidy's Story

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              "Leidy's Story" is about one young woman's journey out of domestic violence to self-sufficiency with help from the YWCA of Greater Lawrence. Produced by Tower Hill Films in May of 2013.

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              • Teen Parents Request

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                Teen Parents reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers to develop healthy families and lifelong followers of Christ. Teen Parents in Lincoln (www.teenparentslincoln.org) meets every Tuesday night at One80 church. Each meeting consists of a free family meal, connection to mentors, provision of baby supplies and resources. We hope you will join us either as a participant or as a volunteer with this at-risk population.

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                • Teen Parents

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                  Teen Parents reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers to develop healthy families and lifelong followers of Christ. Teen Parents in Lincoln (www.teenparentslincoln.org) meets every Tuesday night at One80 church. Each meeting consists of a free family meal, connection to mentors, provision of baby supplies and resources. We hope you will join us either as a participant or as a volunteer with this at-risk population.

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                  • Teen Parents Promo 5

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                    Teen Parents reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers to develop healthy families and lifelong followers of Christ. Teen Parents in Lincoln (www.teenparentslincoln.org) meets every Tuesday night at One80 church. Each meeting consists of a free family meal, connection to mentors, provision of baby supplies and resources. We hope you will join us either as a participant or as a volunteer with this at-risk population.

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                    • Teen Parents Promo 4

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                      Teen Parents reaches out to pregnant and parenting teenagers to develop healthy families and lifelong followers of Christ. Teen Parents in Lincoln (www.teenparentslincoln.org) meets every Tuesday night at One80 church. Each meeting consists of a free family meal, connection to mentors, provision of baby supplies and resources. We hope you will join us either as a participant or as a volunteer with this at-risk population.

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