Espen Rasmussen

USA, West Virginia, Peach Tree, USA

Jesse Boggess (65 years old) test shooting some of his many weapons. He was awarded 16 different medals during service in the Vietnam War from 1969 to 1970, including a Medal of Honor. He lives by himself deep in the woods in the Appalachian Mountains. From his kitchen window he shoots small animals that come into his range. Jesse suffers from post-traumatic stress, and is on medication. Hard.Landis a journey through rust belt and blue collar America to meet the people struggling to keep the 'American Dream' alive: middle class people, the unemployed, the new poor, the workers on low or minimum wages and those who have had their benefits cut. Photographer Espen Rasmussen and journalist Roy Freddy Andersen travelled from Chicago to Detroit and on to Youngstown (OH), Beckley (WV), Williamsport (PA), ending their trip in New York. Their journey focuses on regular people and the consequences of globalisation, mechanisation and the growing gap between rich and poor in the US. The decline of many industries such as car building in Detroit and mining in West Virginia have brought about a shift for millions of workers into low paid service jobs which is changing the social fabric of many parts of the US.

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Espen Rasmussen
USA, West Virginia, Peach Tree
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