DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Kenneth Paik, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.


ERNEST WATKINS, A BISCUIT COMPANY EMPLOYEE, AND SON, KEVIN STAND OUTSIDE THE HOME HIS FAMILY HAS JUST RENTED. THE FAMILY MOVED FROM THE MULKEY SQUARE AREA OF KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, ACROSS TOWN THEIR PREVIOUS HOME HAD BEEN CONDEMNED AS A PART OF AN INTERSTATE HIGHWAY PROJECT. THE WATKINS SPENT TWO MONTHS SEARCHING FOR RENTAL HOUSING WITHIN THEIR PRICE RANGE, AND FOUND A HOUSE CLEANER AND BETTER HEATED THAN THEIR OLD ONE. MANY RESIDENTS OF THE OLDER LOW INCOME NEIGHBORHOOD WERE NOT AS FORTUNATE, 05/1975

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