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.
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