Indie producer Lu Olkowski debuted her In Verse: Women of Troy on this week’s Studio 360:
A century ago, Troy, New York, was a thriving industrial capital. Today many of its residents live in poverty. Studio 360′s Lu Olkowski went to Troy with poet Susan B.A. Somers-Willet and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally to document some of Troy’s stories. They spent a lot of time with a single mother, Billie Jean Hill.
The result is poetry as journalism w/ some staggeringly accurate and beautiful photos:
Photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally has a film on Troy NY: Upstate Girls.