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Photographer Camilo Jose Vergara Photographs The Same Locations Repeatedly Over 40 Years

No heat, landlord in front of New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

Photographer Camilo José Vergara has committed more than four decades of his life to his photographic archive project “Tracking Time”. Year after year he has returned to poor, minority communities around the United States to re-photograph them from the same vantage points. In 2013, Vergara was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama, and was the first photographer ever to receive this honour.

See more images of his incredible project below.

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1980

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1981

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1985

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1985

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1986

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1987

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 1987

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2014

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2014

 

New St. and Newark St., Newark, 2015

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 1981

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 1983

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 1987

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 1988

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 1989

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 2009

 

4344 West Madison St., Chicago, 2011

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 1989

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 1993

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2001

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2003

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2005

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2006

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2007

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2011

 

SW corner of Malcolm X Blvd. at W. 125th St., Harlem 2016

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 1993

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 1994

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 1997

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 1998

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 1999

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2000

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2001

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2002

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2007

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2012

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2015

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2015

 

Ransom Gillis Mansion, Alfred at John R, Detroit 2015

 

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