Sandra C. Roa's short introduction to Brenda Ann Kenneally—who had to get out of Albany and landed in Troy—at Bag News Notes. "I really don't have any desire to go to another country...there's so much to do here."
(Thanks to Michael Shaw)
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Featured Comment by Geoff Wittig: "Brenda Ann Kenneally's photographs of the inhabitants of her drug-blighted neighborhood in Brooklyn from a few years ago were unbelievably intense. Like Eugene Richards on a good day, which is saying something. Her photographs of the underclass in Troy, New York, are just as good. I also live in a poverty-stricken upstate NY community, and I find her photos almost unbearably tragic. These are the people I know. Yet when I listen to her describing her own work, I just can't get past her cigarette-scarred voice. I can't help thinking she hasn't escaped this self-destructive cycle at all."
Featured Comment by Eamon Hickey: "I second Geoff's opinion of Ms. Kenneally's work documenting the drug culture in and around New York City—among the best photojournalism I've ever seen. She is not unknown (she's won several important photojournalism awards over the years, and gotten the odd Guggenheim, etc.), but I think she's underknown—doesn't have the wider reputation she deserves given the quality of her work (or at least that used to be true back in 2005 or so when I first came across her; maybe it's changed since then)."