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Neighborhood Photo Project

Marlee Gallagher | Pittsburgh, Pa.

Neighborhood Photo Project Mar 1, 2012

This photo was taken from my front window. It depicts the wall that separates my community: Edgewood from Wilkinsburg, affluent from poor, white from black. This wall and associated train tracks have become a social determinant for the people of Pittsburgh. Being from one or the other side of the tracks is a defining characteristic. My house is the only house that sits directly on the border, and while I enjoy the sound of trains and prefer public transportation to individual automobiles, one day, this wall has got to go.

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