In her City of Champions project, photographer Mary Beth Meehan returns to her hometown of Brockton, Mass., to document a city that has seen, over the past two decades, rapid deindustrialization and a sharp rise in unemployment and crime.
fall, I was delighted to read an announcement inviting members of the
Amherst community to sell our wares at the second annual Campus Holiday
Craft Fair. I’d been making beaded jewelry since middle school and
crocheting hats since high school, so I figured this would be the
perfect place to show off my skills and to earn some Christmas-shopping
money. I got out my hooks and yarn and beads and set to work. I felt