Picture Story: A Guided Tour of Poverty in Memphis

January 17, 2013

By David Walker

© 2012 Alan Spearman

Alan Spearman made visual notes with an iPhone camera as he scouted rough Memphis neighborboods with Christopher Dean for his latest film project.

Photojournalist Alan Spearman’s short film As I Am is a work of urban poetry, spoken and visual, about life in the Memphis projects through the eyes of a young black man who grew up there. An Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and staff photographer at The Commercial Appeal, Spearman made As I Am to kick off the paper’s ongoing project about poverty....

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