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Portraits of a Young Addict Ashly Lorenzana

Portraits of a Young Addict

Ashly Lorenzana

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In 2004, deputy Bret King of the Corrections Divisions Classification Unit for Multnomah County Sheriffs Office began a shocking photo project which became known as Faces of Meth. It documented the mugshots of inmates who had a history ofMoreIn 2004, deputy Bret King of the Corrections Divisions Classification Unit for Multnomah County Sheriffs Office began a shocking photo project which became known as Faces of Meth. It documented the mugshots of inmates who had a history of methamphetamine abuse and showed their transformations over the years.Only a year later in 2005, Ashly Lorenzana began her own journey with meth addiction and began her career as a sex worker in the Portland area. Nine years later, she collected photos of herself that were taken since she began using meth up until present day in 2014.She has boldly published these photos, many of them self-portraits in Portraits of a Young Addict and readers will be taken aback by the contrast between the horrors of Faces of Meth and what Lorenzana shares with the world instead.With sparse text to accompany the photos taken during the nine year span, the book itself is a light and extremely quick read that lets the images do most of the talking. Perhaps meth addicts can look like normal people you see everyday after all.