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Chris Arnade    

American Photographer, Freelance Writer & Author of "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America"

Chris Arnade is a photographer, freelance writer and author of 2019's "Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America." Arnade worked on Wall Street for 20 years before he started documenting the lives of poor people in NYC's borough The Bronx. His work is often published regularly in The Guardian, The Atlantic and Medium.

Through his work, Arnade came to believe that there is a division by social class in the United States between what he calls the "front row kids" and the "back row kids," with knowledge workers, including many people in American media, in the "front row," and most of the poor and working-class people in the "back row"; he explained the victory of Donald Trump as being due to Trump's articulation of the unmet needs, and unheard voice and hopelessness, of the "back row kids" and Democrats' failures to hear or address the needs of most Americans due to the Democratic leadership being "front row kids" themselves.

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