What has the Great Recession done to us? Scrappers, a documentary in photographs with more than 50 stark and unsettling images from Dayton, Ohio, offers answers. It is about the rise of urban armies of the poor devoted to a new economic boom in scrap metal. Scrap is among the top exports from America in an age of downward mobility, deep industrial decline, unchecked globalization and political drift.
This book is a vision of what we are becoming as a nation and a glimpse of a grim future we still have a chance to avoid.