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The True Cost of Addiction

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The Bronx Documentary Center shines a light on the opioid crisis the USA. The exhibition of works by James Nachtwey, Jeffrey Stockbridge and Mark Trent continues until July 5, 2021.

Last year, America lost 81,000 men, women and children to drug overdoses. The war on drugs has failed: fentanyl, heroin, K2, crystal meth, cocaine and other opioids are available in nearly every town and city across the US. After decades of ever-changing anti-drug strategies, all efforts to stop drug abuse and provide effective humanitarian treatment still seem woefully insufficient.

The exhibition ‘The Human Cost: America’s Drug Plague’ explores these issues through the work of three photographers, who offer disconcerting insights into America’s opioid crisis. Renowned war photographer James Nachtwey presents images captured in New Hampshire, Ohio, Boston, San Francisco, and beyond. Jeffrey Stockbridge spent six years documenting Philadelphia’s Kensington neighbourhood. Mark Trent followed a tight-knit group of friends in West Virginia through cycles of substance abuse and fatal tragedy.

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