Southie’s drugs and gentrification for the Wall Street Journal


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I had a quick hit assignment a few weeks ago to photograph Andrew Square in South Boston for a story about high heroin use in the area despite recent gentrification and efforts to clean up the area. Because we didn’t have anyone willing to go on record about their drug use, I had to shoot mostly anonymous views of the area, which is at the confluence of a few major roads and subway and bus lines, the border between Dorchester and Southie, and close to downtown. We also spoke with people at the South Boston Collaborative Center in the Old Colony Housing Project near James “Whitey” Bulger’s old stomping grounds. The SBCC is a recovery center that assists people trying to escape addiction rampant in the area. You can see a slideshow that the Wall Street Journal ran and read the article here.

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