Women of Troy

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:

In Verse: Women of Troy from InVerse Vimeo videos.

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Photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally has a film on Troy NY: Upstate Girls.

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Comments (2)

This piece/collage is truly beautiful — like the best of Nan Goldin meets the best of Walt Whitman.

Comment added by Christine Hamm on 11.08.09

I am looking for my sweetheart I met in 1969/70. I lost contact with her but I still love her. Can someone see andthey can her find her foe me. A telephone number will do.
My email address is chiefsden2@gmail.com.
Her name was Sandy Schillinger, and later maybe Sandy Mott. Her dad owned a construction company. Please answer back one way or another.

Thank you, Bill

Comment added by Bill on 10.06.13

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