While living in Vancouver I resided in the demonized area known as the Downtown Eastside (DTES). I worked part-time in some of the residential housing programs and produced this series as an independent photographer. I met some of these drug-addicted subjects through work, met others in bars or in the street in front of my apartment. These particular women always impressed me on various levels. They are very complicated, and have been through tremendously damaging experiences.
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