Lisa Kereszi – Joe’s Junk Yard

David speaks with photographer Lisa Kereszi about her latest work of auto-biographic examination entitled Joe’s Junk Yard. Lisa Kereszi’s grandfather was a first-generation American and boxer-turned-junkman, who built an empire of used cars and scrap metal in Chester, Pennsylvania, during the 1950s boom era, which was gradually eroded by a series of misfortunes. Kereszi’s disquieting, tender photographs of the last decade of the junkyard, accompanied by business ephemera and family scrapbook photographs, tell the story of this family and its struggles with a changing economy, urban decline, family feuds, tragic and untimely deaths. If you want to check out some of Lisa’s work including images from Joe’s Junkyard, visit her online here: Lisa Kereszi Homepage

Original Air Date: 09-20-2012

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