Caroline Gutman

The New York Times: For Tenants Nationwide, a Scramble to Pay Months of Rent or Face Eviction
Location: Philadelphia
Nationality: United States
Biography: Caroline Gutman is a freelance photographer and writer based between Washington, DC and Philadelphia, PA, USA. Her work often looks at gender and economic inequality, climate change, and art and cultural innovation. Her work has been featured by... read on
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The New York Times: For Tenants Nationwide, a Scramble to Pay Months of Rent or Face Eviction
Migreldi Lara applied three times for rental assistance during the pandemic. It never came. Now, she and her three children face eviction, as the federal eviction moratorium expires today.

Story by Sophie Kasakove: “Before the pandemic, she had dreamed of saving to buy a small house with a yard and setting aside money to put her children, who are 6, 8 and 11, through college. But now she does not even know what they will do next month.

“Unemployment benefits helped Ms. Lara catch up until the extra $600 a week approved by Congress expired in July 2020. When she does not have enough money for gas to move her car, she sometimes leaves it parked illegally, racking up tickets.

“Eleven months later, Ms. Lara is still waiting for assistance.

“If the federal government doesn’t help us, we are going to collapse,” Ms. Lara said.”

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South Carolina farmer believed to be first in Palmetto State to harvest hibiscus

By Caroline Gutman / Bucksport, SC — For The Post and Courier: Hibiscus plants have taken root in South Carolina, thanks to an enterprising..

The Guardian: When the mystical goes mainstream: how tarot became a self-care phenomenon

By Caroline Gutman / Philadelphia, PA — Author Jessica Dore at home, before the release of her first book, “Tarot For Change: Using the Cards..

The Washington Post: He took his wife and kids to Afghanistan one last time. Now he can't get them out.

By Caroline Gutman / Philadelphia, PA — Mohammad Sadeed, 40, who worked at the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan before his family settled in Philadelphia..

Anatomy of a health conundrum: The racial gap in vaccinations

By Caroline Gutman / Philadelphia, PA — For The Washington Post. Written by Akilah Johnson and Dan Keating: "Chidinma Nwakanma walked out the..

Need Amid Plenty: Richest US Counties Are Overwhelmed by Surge in Child Hunger

By Caroline Gutman / Bergen County, NJ — Written by Laura Ungar  March 18, 2021 Alexandra Sierra carried boxes of food to her kitchen counter,..

Tired of waiting on the government, hungry Americans turn to one another for help

By Caroline Gutman / Washington, DC — For the Washington Post. Early in the pandemic, Mark Bucher, chef and owner of DC-area Medium Rare..

Pennsylvania Turns To Man's Best Friend To Sniff Out Spotted Lanternfly Infestation

By Caroline Gutman / Harrisburg, PA — Story for NPR. Spotted lanternflies are easy enough to spot, with ruby red streaks beneath black-and-white..

Portraits of U.S. Voters

By Caroline Gutman / Philadelphia, PA — Portraits from Pennsylvania on and after Election Day, 2020, photographed for Business Insider.

2020 Presidential Election in Philadelphia

By Caroline Gutman / Philadelphia — Protestors calling for a fair vote count and Trump supporters stood outside the Philadelphia Convention..

Farming an Uncertain Future

By Caroline Gutman / Boonville, MO — American family farms are closing or consolidating at an alarming rate. I saw firsthand that it’s an..
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