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Shortly before Nita Winter began her two year documentary project on the "Children of the Tenderloin" the population of children in this poor neighborhood had grown from 500 to over 5,000. This was due to the influx of Asian refugees and the opening of homeless hotels rooms to families. From 1985 to 1987 she photographed children and families throughout this district. The result was two indepth series. The first series "Children of the Tenderloin" resulted in a 35 image traveling exhibit and a 44 page book which received extensive media coverage. The second series and exhibit "Children, Children Everywhere and Not a Place to Play" helped shed light on the need for a local public school, recreation center and playground. As a result of these series much attention by the government and philanthropic institutions was focused on the needs of children and families in this changing neighborhood.
Children playing and climbing parking sign outside adult bookstore Tenderloin San Francisco CAYoung girl with loaded cart at Civic Center Farmers Market, San FranciscoKids on Scooter, Tenderloin, San FranciscoGirl on Hydrantgirls playing ball Tenderloin San Francisco CA_x1033Girl listening to story about tiger on earphones_Childcare center Tenderloin San FranciscoGirl with Milk Mustache at Glide Church Childcare, Tenderloin District, San FranciscoGirls laughing in laundry mat Tenderloin San FranciscoTeacher with 3 preschoolers on sidewalk under adult theater sign Children of the Tenderloin_x1550Children eating on crates in homeless hotel room, Tenderloin San FranciscoCambodian family eating dinner in tiny apartment in San Francisco's Tenderloin DistrictRay Ray trying on Easter clothesRay Ray lives in homeless hotel room with his motherPorcelain Face, Saint Anthony's Health Clinic, Tenderloin San FranciscoSleeping Cambodian Boy, Tenderloin, San FranciscoWynn and child with shoes Tenderloin San Francisco_x1033TearPoster for new Tenderloin Playgroundmore images coming slide x1550

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Category:People
Subcategory:Family
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Keywords:Francisco, San, Tenderloin, and, black, children, city, city, documentary, families, family, immigrants, inner, people, photography, poor, projects, urban, white