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Weekly Challenge: Photo Challenge

The timing for the¬†Collage¬†Weekly Challenge by DailyPost couldn’t have been any more perfect for this. It’s something that I’ve been putting together for the last couple days, the PSD file is 2.3gigs, my poor PC was ready to fight me. It’s brief idea that I originally had about a year ago while looking over some random snaps I took, which just happened to come to back to mind and into fruition one day when I had my camera on me on the way to school. I can’t really say more as this one is up for the viewer.

trash pollution litter
Collage | Five Mile Walk To Class

But with all that out of the way, printing and framing the 24 x 22in version of this should be fun.

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Where is this acceptable?

Camden Bathroom Stall
Walter Rand Station Stall

Location: Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden New Jersey

This is something that I’ve been meaning to capture for a while but wasn’t able to until recently and it always bothers me every time I see it. As the post goes,

Where is this acceptable?

Honestly. This is America, the richest nation in the world yet a bathroom in a public transportation center looks like it belongs in a damn prison. The cherry on top is that it’s in Camden, NJ, an area that has a majority minority population and high drug rates, high crime, even higher poverty, and equal drug abuse. The typical three suspects of course, in fact the tree essentially goes like this.

Poverty

    Drugs
    Crime.

It’s almost like people are being conditioned for a prison environment. With the way the War on Drugs has gone and the policing in innercities, it’s possibly and most likely true that a good percentage of people that have visited this bathroom have already been to jail. More over the jail is a few blocks around the corner. You wouldn’t see this in Princeton, or Far Hills, or Alpine, or Burlington, rr Williamsburg, NYC, or ANYWHERE WITH INCOME THAT’S MODERATELY WELL OFF AND/OR MORE. It’s completely ridiculous.

Camden Bathroom Sinks
Walter Rand Station dirty sinks