Tunnel People

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PM Press, Sep 11, 2010 - Social Science - 320 pages
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Following the homeless Manhattanites who, in the mid-1990s, chose to start a new life in the tunnel systems of the city, this record tells the stories of a variety of tunnel dwellers from the perspective of an award-winning, European photojournalist who lived and worked with them for 5 months. Photographs and personal accounts detail the struggles and pleasures—including the government’s eviction of the tunnel people and Amtrak’s offering them alternative housing—of Vietnam veterans, macrobiotic hippies, crack addicts, Cuban refugees, convicted killers, computer programmers, philosophical recluses, and criminal runaways. Humorous and compassionate, it also describes what has happened to these individuals 13 years since they’ve left.
 

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Contents

Part 2 Summer June July August September 1995
115
Photo Insert
150
Part 3 Winter January 1996
253
Part 4 Epilogue September 2009
265
Joes Letter to the Amtrak Police
281
Endnotes
283
Works Cited
297
Acknowledgements
303
About the Author
305
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Teun Voeten is an award-winning photojournalist whose work has been published in National Geographic, Newsweek, the New Yorker, and Vanity Fair. He is the author of How De Body? One Man’s Terrifying Journey Through an African War and A Ticket To and a contributing photographer for many organizations, including Doctors without Borders, Human Rights Watch, the International Red Cross, and the United Nations.

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