Troy, NY was one of the most prosperous cities in the United States during the Industrial Revolution, because of its proximity to the Hudson River, the Mohawk River and the Erie Canal. Troy suffered greatly when industry moved West and the economy has never really recovered. There are signs of change because of the community's resilience, but it is a slow, uphill battle.

The story of Troy is one of suffering and sadness, but it is also one of hope and growth. My photographs depict the juxtaposition of past and present, old and new, decay and rebirth in this remarkable historical city. 

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