Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Morning at the Frontier



Post-Script: I've taken a number of photos in and around the Frontier over the years, and normally don't like to post images that might be interpreted as being exploitative of the down and out, but this image, taken Monday, portrays this area of town in all of its gritty reality.

Part of the appeal of the Frontier for street people are not only the obvious reasons like folks with money readily available but something many of us who've never spent a night on the streets might take for granted, which is a public restroom made available by the management, who have made a conscious choice to walk a fine line between catering to their paying customers while being conscious of those in need round about them, not wishing to alienate either demographic, which is a major reason why the Frontier continues to be a destination of choice for folks from all walks of life. The next time you're in Albuquerque, you deserve to stop in and have a bite.

Typecast via Corona 4, photo via Lumix G5.


Blogger Cameron said...

It is always fascinating to read descriptions of places I have been -- the Frontier is one of the most interesting, and well-deserving of a post.

In fact, perhaps you might consider doing a series? The Frontier provides lots of food for thought, literally and figuratively. I think you could present the material in a way that DOESN'T come off as exploitive.

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