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Chris Arnade, 48, quit his 20-year gig as a Wall Street banker to explore the streets of the South Bronx at night and photograph prostitutes and drug addicts. Just a short distance from Wall Street, the South Bronx is the poorest congressional district in the country, with about 35% of its people living below the poverty line. 

PolicyMic interviewed Arnade about his journey, inspiration, and work. Here are eight of the stunning portraits he's taken from Hunts Point, South Bronx, with his captions beneath.

What stories.  Would anyone of us come out better if we were given the same background?  Beauty's story moved me the most, someone needs to get her out of there, she can make it with some help.

Janill, I think you're right that many of us would not do any better with the same background.

These stories are very moving.

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