Documenting the ravages of the 1980s crack epidemic | Al Jazeera America

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Renowned documentary photographer Eugene Richards recorded the brutal realities facing communities affected by crack

OUR COMMON GROUND Omnibus‘s insight:

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"When I go out to photograph in the Midwest, lots of people are addicted to pills — serious amounts of painkillers, Klonopin and drugs for all kinds of psychological conditions. They don’t have to rob anyone. They just go to their doctor, then get stoned to the f—ing bone on prescription drugs. "

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