Picture Story: Down, but Not Out, in Gary, Indiana

March 22, 2013

By David Walker

© William B. Plowman 2012

William B. Plowman's look at how residents of Gary, Indiana, are coping with shrinking economic opportunity. Here, a young rap much producer works in an ad hoc home studio. To see more images, click on the Photo Gallery link below.

William B. Plowman first visited Gary, Indiana, in 2007 while pursuing a story about industrial pollution and climate change. Driving into the city, he saw the collapsing infrastructure, shuttered real estate and urban decay. “I decided I could continue to do what I came to do, or I could do what I found interesting and intriguing and curious about the...

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