Defying Devastation: Bushwick in the 80s is a story of resilience. The neighborhood epitomized urban decay, but it was the beauty of those who loved and thrived in the destruction that art teacher Meryl Meisler sought to capture when she began to take pictures while walking to and from the subway and school.

Thirty years later, Vanessa Mártir, now a writer, came upon an image of herself at seven years old in one of Meryl’s exhibits.Thus began a sequence of what can only be seen as divinely-inspired events that culminated in their collaboration.

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