Vince Aletti from The New Yorker writes:

…The sense of disillusionment is underscored by images of physical decay: houses collapsing or, in once instance, on fire, while aluminum siding melts into smoke. Halpern also has a sharp eye for incidental beauty and saving grace, as seen in pictures of a shard of glass glinting in the dirt and of trash burning on an embankment at dusk, one ember lifted into the air, like a flaming planet.

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