(L) Tim Strack, 61, has lived in Niagara Falls his entire life and is living with Esophageal cancer. “My American dream is alive each time I wake up to live another day” he says.
(R) Some industrial businesses endure in Niagara Falls, New York, however, the community continues to cope with the decline of local industry as it’s residents earn a median income of $30,000 annually– 40 percent below national average.
Periodically, photographers take over the Maclean’s Instagram account. Here’s the story behind The Forgotten Dream, a collection curated by Michelle Siu.
Hi I am Michelle Siu (@michellewsiu). I’m a documentary photographer and I am sharing a diptych project called “The Forgotten Dream” that I am grateful to have produced with a grant from The Economic Hardship Reporting Project (@economichardship) to document Niagara Falls, New York. Thanks for following along.