Ethan Weston

Photojournalist
   
Turner Station: Heart and Soul
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Location: Columbia, Missouri
Nationality: American
Biography: Ethan Weston is a photographer currently based in Columbia, MO. His work focuses mainly on the human side of environmental issues facing the world today. Growing up Ethan would always use his mother’s camera to take photos of landscapes or... MORE
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Turner Station: Heart and Soul
Copyright Ethan Weston 2022
Date of Work Jun 2021 - Aug 2021
Updated Dec 2021
Topics Documentary, Editorial, Environment, Essays, Multimedia, Photography, Photojournalism
Once a thriving steel town, Turner Station now faces the same uncertain future as many other post-industrial towns across the United States. Turner Station is unique, though. It is a historically Black community in Baltimore County—one of the few remaining of the forty or so Black communities founded in the county after the end of the Civil War and during segregation. As manufacturing declined, and desegregation allowed young people to seek life outside of the town, Turner Station began to shrink. When the steel mill finally shut down, it left behind a huge industrial brownfield site and a nearby creek that was so badly polluted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may declare it a federal Superfund site. Now, lifelong residents as well as transplants who fell in love with the town’s familial community are working to help the town navigate the future while preserving the things which make Turner Station unique.
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