Surviving Kensington :: behind Jeffrey Stockbridge’s photos of ‘Kensington Blues’


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Surviving Kensington :: behind the photos of 'Kensington Blues' from Mo Scarpelli on Vimeo.

………. What used to be a proud blue-collar neighborhood in Philadelphia is now a deteriorating haven for drugs, crime, and prostitution. Kensington is famous for the place to get your fix; and for the place you end up stuck when you’ve let your vices get the best of you. For the last five years, Philly-based photographer Jeffrey Stockbridge has been taking intimate portraits of current residents (‘survivors’) in Kensington. But the stories he finds here aren’t just about Philly: Jeffrey’s photographs and raw interviews show a side of the desperation, hopelessness, and broken dreams that plague America’s addicts across the country. Through a walk with Jeffrey on the Avenue, we get a glimpse of what it’s like to survive on Kensington. ………. Theatrical Premiere at Filmadelphia at the Roxy, Philadelphia, 2014 Official Selection, Pittsburgh Independent Film Festival 2015 ………. Directed by : Mo Scarpelli Co-Directed by : Jeffrey Stockbridge Photography + Audio recordings by Jeffrey Stockbridge Cinematography + Editing by Mo Scarpelli Music : Scouts A RAKE Films production // Meet more survivors of Kensington Avenue at See photographic prints from this project now at Savery Gallery: