33 high school students took photos to capture the everyday reality of living in North Philadelphia, where the poverty rate is 40% and life expectancy is 20 years shorter
Jeran, who's 18, said he wanted to highlight problems like the lack of healthy food in his community and the prevalence of abandoned buildings.
Another theme that came up a lot in the photos was drug use, Dafilou said. This picture shows used needles in a storm drain.
Felipe wanted to make sure I knew that there was much more to his city than the images of trash, needles and homelessness.
You can see more of the students' photos below, with titles and captions written by the students. This one is titled "My city no matter how it looks."
A Dangerous Walk
Alley of Creativity
Save the Neighborhood
The Public Garden