Camden project uses public art to fight blight

CAMDEN, New Jersey (WPVI) — Crumbling roofs and boarded up doors are a common eyesore on neighborhood blocks in Camden.

“It makes the street look bad, it just gets filthy sometimes,” said Ashley Cream, who lives next to an abandoned home.

Artist Erik James Montgomery knows beautifying the city starts with giving hope to the people next door.”That’s the great thing about photography where I can show how beautiful the city is by the portraits that were taken,” said Montgomery.His goal was to take 100 photographs and print them on vinyl posters.Each person he featured finished the sentence “Camden is.” Block […]


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