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Spotlight: Documenting a Supermarket in a Food Desert

By David Schonauer   Monday February 22, 2021

Syracuse, New York’s South Side became a food desert when its last supermarket closed in the 1970s. Photographer Michael Santiago was studying in Syracuse in 2017, around the time the community learned that after five years of planning, a Price Rite supermarket would be built and would be hiring directly from that community. He began documenting what the new supermarket meant to the neighborhood. “I wanted to work on a project that showed there were people who loved their community and worked hard for it,” Santiago tells BuzzFeed.

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