Helping Communities Speak for Themselves: Upstate Girls

October 16, 2012

By Meghan Ahearn

© Brenda Ann Kenneally

Kentriss, photographed by Brenda Ann Kenneally, in her North Troy neighborhood. Kenneally encouraged the subjects of her "Upstate Girls" series to make scrapbooks, which were later added to the collection of their town's historical society. To see more images from the project, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

The axiom that “history is written by the victors” is as true about societies as it is battlefields. Books often refer to the lower echelons of American society as simply the “working poor,” and rarely do the personal accounts of such people make it into print or on the historical record. Photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally has created the “layered documentary...

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