Down These Mean Streets




Down These Mean Streets examines the abandonment of America's inner cities. Photographing only at night with a large format view camera, Steacy works in a set routine by walking between the airport and central business district of each city photographed. Steacy believes America has turned its back on cities as years of neglect have left cities with limited resources to repair themselves and neighborhoods to crumble with no local economy, a public education system that barely meets requirements, a low income housing nightmare, few options for proper nutrition and health care as violence and drugs reign making survival a number one priority. By addressing the loss and despair that prevail in our urban communities Steacy's aim is to reveal a modern portrait of the American inner city. The photographer believes problems and issues cannot be solved if they are not first identified, and his work can be considered part of this process.