14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Graffitti while walking along the beach in Asbury Park, NJ
Once a vibrant tourist haven in the early 20th century, Asbury Park, NJ experienced decay for the last 40 years. Admits the heroin and crack dens, a soulful street art scene emerged and has been fueling redevelopment in recent years. This graffiti, painted on a dilapidated building along the boardwalk, demonstrates the city's former vibrance that survived its economic and social collapse.
© Matthew Graham.
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||June 20, 2016, 2:01 p.m.