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THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU ESTIMATES THAT IN 2013 ONE IN SIX AMERICANS WILL LIVE BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. A FAMILY OF FOUR LIVING OR ONE COULD SAY SURVIVING OFF LESS THAN $23,021 PER YEAR IS CONSIDERED POOR. APPROXIMATELY FIFTY MILION AMERICANS ARE CLASSIFIED AS POOR, WITH TWENTY PERCENT OF THIS ESTIMATION BEING THAT OF CHILDREN.

WITHIN THIS COUNTY LINE IS ABOUT A COUNTY WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THE RESIDENTS LIVE WELL BELOW THE POVERTY LINE. EXISTENCE IS TOUGH, HOWEVER LIFE FLOURISHES AMONGST DEATH AND DECAY. MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE NOT OF PITY FOR THE COUNTY'S INHABITANTS, BUT A GLIMPSE INTO THE RESILIENCE THAT MAN, ANIMAL, AND NATURE POSSESS.

THE DOCUMENTED COUNTY IS LOCATED IN COLORADO'S SAN LUIS VALLEY, ALL PHOTOGRAPHS WERE CAPTURED WITHIN THIS COUNTY LINE.