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Since the housing market crashed in 2008, millions of Americans caught up in the subprime mortgage crisis have lost their homes. This is not a secret in the communities that live with foreclosures. The devastation is shielded from the eyes of other sectors of society, however, including many of those that caused it.
Bruce Gilden has documented foreclosures in some of America’s hardest hit communities: Fort Myers Florida, Detroit Michigan, Fresno California and Las Vegas Nevada. Gilden says 'In addition to photographing, I interviewed Americans who have been evicted from their homes, or who are facing eviction, and who have been launched into a devastating cycle of suffering: family life becomes unstable; children are at risk; violence increases; and communities disintegrate.'
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