Photo Essay: Chester, Pennsylvania

The image below is from a poignant set of photographs  shot by African-American photographer Basil-Malik. They were taken in a town called Chester. Let Basil-Malik describe the place to you…

“Chester, Pa, is a small town about 20 minutes outside of Philadelphia. It was a steel or industrial city but now it’s a predominantly African-American city where the government and population fail each other. The school system is broken and feeds a vicious cycle of poverty and hopelessness.

I actually lived there 18 years ago when I fathered my son. His mother is a Chester native” – Basil-Malik

 Click here to see the full set