"America in the Middle" is a collection of images showing communities and individuals personally affected by policies but often-overlooked by politicians. |||
A cat named Zoe perches on Eva Morales's window, which is less than ten feet from Westway Feed Products structures. Morales moved to the Manchester community in the second grade and raised her children there.
Manchester is a small and impoverished community in southeastern Houston, which does not have zoning laws. The homes are nestled between the Houston Ship Channel and several sprawling industrial facilities, including the Valero Houston Refinery, Westway Feed Products and Texas Port Recycling. The Environmental Protection Agency has identified dangerous levels of pollution in the Manchester air.
Chicago Freelance Photographer | Alyssa Schukar | Photojournalist