“We came to document the revival of an American city where it once served as
the headquarter of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary war and the first
city in the country to be electrified. In the last 40 years, this historic city has fallen
on hard times with economic downturn coupled with drugs and crime.
Our hope as an informal photographers’ collective has always been to make
pictures that can be both meaningful and useful. Our images of Newburgh
depicted a city that is on the mend but also one that is still struggling.
We hope these pictures will show Newburghers some aspects of the city
they might not know but will want to connect with.”
Anna Wang, Founder of Photographers for Hope