VIDEO – STARING IN THE FACE OF HOPELESSNESS –
Aug. 16, 2022 – “It just doesn’t feel comfortable for me to continue to drive through this area, walk through this area, catch the train, pass this area, and do nothing about it,” Ali said. While many are aware of the drug addiction that plagues certain sections of Kensington, seeing its effects is completely different – and for Harriston it’s personal.
“My little cousin passed away two years ago from an overdose of fentanyl,” he said. “So it kind of hit home for me.”
Ali and Harriston have been telling Kensington’s story through their gift of photography, sharing the powerful images on social media. “Show people what it really looks like down here. Because everybody I feel like the city ignores this part of the city,” Harriston said. “This city, this part of the city needs help.”