The way out is the way through, 2010 by Richard Martin

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Artist's statement

This photograph was taken in a dorm room that I shared with Khen Ly, Peter Hoppe, Soc Tang and Rome Fakhr at a drug rehab. It took me a long time to pluck up the courage to ask them if I could get a shot of them all together. We come from all over the country to get our lives back from the brink of death. The discussions that took place in that room most nights were very real and would make most feet curl. There is hardness. Yet there is the human spirit. The way out is the way through.