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Photos Documenting Adversity
Since the early 1970s, Camilo J. Vergara has photographed low-income and racially-segregated African American communities in postindustrial cities. His images reveal the many obstacles they must overcome.
View additional photos by Vergara depicting adversity experienced by African Americans. All of the photos are from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.
All of the photos in this guide are from the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division. Camilo J. Vergara's photographs are used by permission of the photographer. For information on permissions and credit line, see the Camilo José Vergara Rights and Restrictions information page.