Beautiful is a portrait series of some of the residents of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This area is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver and once the core shopping district in the city through the early 1980s. Now, used syringes and condoms on neighbourhood sidewalks are a more common site. Slowly it's being "revitalized", new condos and trendy designer shops pop up like weeds trying to strangle what this area has become. These are some of the "real" people of The Downtown Eastside, heroin and crack addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Most people don't want to see it, but this is where I live, and I have seen something Beautiful in these people.

Beautiful is a portrait series of some of the residents of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This area is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver and once the core shopping district in the city through the early 1980s. Now, used syringes and condoms on neighbourhood sidewalks are a more common site. Slowly it's being "revitalized", new condos and trendy designer shops pop up like weeds trying to strangle what this area has become. These are some of the "real" people of The Downtown Eastside, heroin and crack addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Most people don't want to see it, but this is where I live, and I have seen something Beautiful in these people.

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 Beautiful is a portrait series of some of the residents of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This area is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver and once the core shopping district in the city through the early 1980s. Now, used syringes and condoms on neighbourhood sidewalks are a more common site. Slowly it's being "revitalized", new condos and trendy designer shops pop up like weeds trying to strangle what this area has become. These are some of the "real" people of The Downtown Eastside, heroin and crack addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Most people don't want to see it, but this is where I live, and I have seen something Beautiful in these people.
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120C_0024_05_hires.jpg
120C_0194_08_hires.jpg
120C_0194_17_hires.jpg
120C_0201_01_hires.jpg
120C_0201_05_hires.jpg
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Beautiful is a portrait series of some of the residents of the Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. This area is the oldest neighbourhood in Vancouver and once the core shopping district in the city through the early 1980s. Now, used syringes and condoms on neighbourhood sidewalks are a more common site. Slowly it's being "revitalized", new condos and trendy designer shops pop up like weeds trying to strangle what this area has become. These are some of the "real" people of The Downtown Eastside, heroin and crack addicts, pimps and prostitutes. Most people don't want to see it, but this is where I live, and I have seen something Beautiful in these people.

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