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Children, Bellingham, 1971

Children, Bellingham, 1971

This was one of my most favorite social-documentary photographs, made for the Bellingham/Whatcom County Housing Coalition. But all the prints were destroyed by the fire, and the negative -- dug out of the rubble a year later -- is irreparably damaged, note the white speckles that make the image commercially worthless. But I had it printed anyway and offer it here as a latter-day glimpse of the vision and skill I once assumed was sufficient to ensure me a reasonably fulfilling passage through life.

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