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No Easy Walk: Newark, 1980-1993

No Easy Walk: Newark, 1980-1993 (Paperback)

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A short drive from Newark's white suburbia is the desolation of the Central Ward. Drawn there initially to photograph the complexity she saw in the faces on the neighborhood children, Helen M. Stummer continued her work in the Central Ward for over a decade, focusing on one of the neighborhood's residents, Carol, and her family and neighbors. Following Carol's day-to-day life, Stummer documents with vivid photographs and compelling narrative the abysmal deterioration of this innercity neighborhood, its run-down buildings slated for demolition, the empty lots where children play amidst old tires, garbage, and broken glass. But "No Easy Walk" also celebrates Carol's hopes and struggles for a better life and her spirit of generosity and compassion. Carol, a single mother with little income and resources, is a critical link in her neighborhood's social network of survival, giving food to those who have none, passing along massages to neighbors without phone service, giving children clothes so that they can attend school.

Though we see her getting worn down, we also see her return to school to earn her high school diploma (with honors), get engaged to be married, help her children with their homework, and care for her parents. Stummer was not only an observer but a pupil of the Central Ward, forced to learn the ways of survival during her visits. In stark contrast to the comfort and safety of her own suburban community, terror lurks in the Central Ward's dark and dilapidated hallways and in the foreboding presence of drug dealers, child molesters, and burglars. It is a neighborhood where residents battle against police harassment, the catch-22 of welfare restrictions, unsympathetic health care and school systems, and absentee landlords, where people desperate for housing must look at the nearby construction of malls and middle-class homes and realize it is clearly not meant for them. Helen M. Stummer is a New Jersey-based photographer whose work is included in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Newark Museum.

She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Photography and Photojournalism at the County College of Morris and a photography instructor at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts.

Art, Fashion & PhotographyArt, Fashion & PhotographyPhotography & photographsPhotographs: collectionsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsUrban communitiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemployment Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S. Publication Date: 07/11/1994 ISBN-13: 9781566392433  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Helen M. Stummer is a New Jersey-based photographer whose work is included in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Newark Museum. She is also an Adjunct Associate Professor of Photography and Photojournalism at the County College of Morris and a photography instructor at the New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts.

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