The stark reality of this moment in time is that many people are losing their jobs, their homes, and their ways of life. Yet amid...
The stark reality of this moment in time is that many people are losing their jobs, their homes, and their ways of life. Yet amid what can seem like ceaseless news of loss, there are those who refuse to surrender hope. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Tent City, a temporary encampment below a freeway in Nashville, Tennessee, where hard-pressed and otherwise homeless strangers have come together to form a community.Photographed with disarming intimacy by Scott McIntyre, the people of this encampment keep homes of plywood and tarp, unsure how long they'll be able to stay on the land, part of which is owned by local ministries, part of which is owned by the Department of Transportation. But according to McIntyre, who formed a number of friendships while photographing the camp, that uncertainty doesn't diminish their resilience. "I learned a lot about what happens to people in rough periods of time," he says. "And if you take care of your neighbor, your neighbor might take care of you."What follows is a selection from Scott McIntyre's "In the Shadows of Progress."
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