Social Documentary Photography – Helping The Needy In Detroit, USA

Pastor Steve Upshur (founder of Peacemakers International) ministering to the needy.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit.

This social documentary photography was submitted to Edge of Humanity Magazine by Fine Art/Social Documentary Photographer Eric Smith.

 

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From projects “Recovery” and “Portraits of Survival” by Eric Smith.

 

Melody and Cathy Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit.

Melody and Cathy
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit.

Father with daughter. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit.

Father with daughter.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit.

 

Survival and Recovery on Chene Street in Detroit

In a desolate inner city section of Detroit (50% or more of the residence of Detroit live in poverty) some have sought out Peacemakers International, a “neutral christian territory”, in Detroit, MI. USA.

 

Biker with Am Flag vest. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit

Biker with Am Flag vest.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit

Young family and members during a service. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit

Young family and members during a service.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit

 

Coming from drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution, crime and homelessness they have found a path to recovery and survival. Peacemakers International offers food, shelter, and unconditional love to anyone in need. Over the years Peacemakers International has attained a 20%(approx.) rate of success with it’s community out reach programs.

 

Resident of Detroit at outdoor community out each service. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit.

Resident of Detroit at outdoor community out each service. Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit.

“Leroy” a resident of one of the church’s residential housing facilities. Peacemakers International residency - Chene St., Detroit.

“Leroy” a resident of one of the church’s residential housing facilities. Peacemakers International residency – Chene St., Detroit.

Tina on Chene street across from the Peacemakers church. Chene St., Detroit.

Tina on Chene street across from the Peacemakers church. Chene St., Detroit.

Rose standing on Chene Street. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit

Rose standing on Chene Street.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit

A painting and member during service. Peacemakers International church - Chene St., Detroit.

A painting and member during service.
Peacemakers International church – Chene St., Detroit.

 

See also:

Feeding Detroit

Ride to Honor

By Eric Smith

 


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