Quincy exhibit reveals those in poverty

The Poverty Project

A Tri-State exhibit is focusing on those going through tough times.

The Quincy Poverty Project followed 25 individuals and families living in poverty.

100 black and white photographs make up the exhibit which has been two years in the making.

Steve Bohnstedt is the photojournalist behind the project.

Bohnstedt says the Illinois poverty rate inspired the project.

"Illinois, they had a budget impasse and I knew that that was going to create a lot of issues for people who are already vulnerable," Bohnstedt said.

Saturday night was the kick-off.

The exhibit will be on display at Washington Theater through August 25.

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