Photographer: Jeffrey Stockbridge

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Exhibit Title: Kensington Blues (In Progress)

Location: United States

Caption: Tic Tac and Tootsie, aka Carrol and Shelly, sit on the stoop of an abandoned house opposite the Huntingdon Street EL station on Kensington Avenue. The 20 year old twin sisters have been living on the street for 1 year, working as prostitutes in order to get by.

The only reason why we are out here is so that we can get money so we has somewhere to rest our heads. We look out for each other, if I can’t get money she gets it and whatever money we get we share. Our money is together, my money is her money, her money is my money. There’s are a lot of guys that pick you up and then they try to tell you they’re an undercover cop, that if you don’t have sex with them they’re gonna lock you up. We need quick money cause we need somewheres to sleep every day. I mean trust me we don’t want to be out here doing this. This is the last thing I want to do. But I do what I have to do to take care of my sister. Cause she’s all I got and I’m all she’s got. -Shelly

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