All I want is the best of everything and there’s very little of that left

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Jacob Holdt sold blood plasma twice a week to buy film. He stayed in more than 400 homes - from the poorest migrant workers to America’s wealthiest families (for instance, the Rockefellers) - recording these encounters on over 15,000 photographs taken with a cheap pocket camera. He would live with people who were so hungry they ate cat food and dirt, often in rat-infested shacks.

Upon returning to Denmark in 1976, Holdt began lecturing on social differences in the United States and published a book: American Pictures.

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