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(Publishing-NewsWire.com, April 27, 2022 ) April 26, 2022 – Denver, CO and Phoenix, AZ – Outskirts Press—the fastest-growing, full-service self-publishing and book marketing company—is pleased to announce the release of a new non-fiction book by photographer Tom Betts: The Forgotten Phoenix: The Inner City of Phoenix, Arizona.
Phoenix, Arizona, is a modern, pleasant and exciting city that is increasingly a destination location for its climate and amenities. However, like most major cities in the United States, Phoenix has an inner city that few are aware of or want to know about. This part of the city is run down, with neglected, abandoned homes and buildings. Crime is common, and people retreat into houses with gates, fences and bars on the windows, hoping to maintain safety and privacy with “No Trespassing” signs on their front doors. There are homeless and others in distress, wandering the streets with nowhere to go. Restaurants and stores struggle to stay afloat and serve the needs of those in the area.
And the problem has only increased since the advent of Covid. According to the City of Phoenix, “The pandemic strained economies worldwide. In our community, it resulted in the loss of jobs that hit low-wage earners particularly hard, putting them at greater risk of experiencing homelessness. Rising housing costs in the region also make more people vulnerable to homelessness.”
The stunning photographs of The Forgotten Phoenix reveal the stark truth of the forgotten city of Phoenix—and the people who deserve to be noticed, respected and seen.
Learn more about the author at Outskirts Press/TheForgottenPhoenix.
At 88 pages, The Forgotten Phoenix: The Inner City of Phoenix, Arizona is available online at Outskirts Press and through Amazon and Barnes and Noble for a maximum trade discount in quantities of 10 or more and is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the photography category.
ISBN: 978-1-9772-5213-5 Format: 6 x 9 color paperback Retail: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-9772-5214-2 Format: 6 x 9 color hardback Retail: $33.95 iPad: $9.99
Genre: PHOTOGRAPHY / Photojournalism
About the Author: Photographer Tom Betts has lived in a wide range of American cities. He grew up in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, and has lived in Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Bettendorf, and Des Moines. He spent his working career as a court administrator in Bettendorf before retiring in 2005. Later he bought a Canon camera at The Camera Corner photography store in Davenport, Iowa, and his interest in photography took off. He and his wife now live near Phoenix. They have a daughter and three grandchildren.
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