February 21, 2014
Baltimoreans Enjoying Free Time To Pursue Happiness
The American Dream:
Nancy Pelosi praised the loss of full time jobs due to Obamacare because the extra time off would allow citizens "the freedom to pursue happiness."
How wonderful it is that Baltimore now has camps dedicated to that pursuit of happiness!
A sheet of plastic laid over a clothesline. A mini-fortress of milk crates stacked under a tree. A thin mattress on a flimsy crate lying in a dark tunnel.
On the edge of Baltimore's woodlands, dozens of the city's transients live in makeshift homes which they consider safer than homeless shelters.
Photographer Ben Marcin has captured some of the shanties in his thought-provoking photo essay, 'The Camps', documenting the struggle, loneliness and ingenuity of Maryland's people of the woods.