January 2 –
Bangor is changing constantly. Big box stores abandon their older buildings only to build larger or “improved” stores within a couple of miles of their older ones. New buildings are built, and older buildings are turned into new stores. What affects people here is similar, in a lot of ways, to other areas in the United States. In a place where there aren’t a lot of economic opportunities, retail jobs with lower pay and benefits are a larger part of the job market than they were before.
Sarah Sorg is a photographer currently living in Bangor, Maine. Sorg received an Arts Visibility Grant from the Maine Arts Commission to produce the body of work Bangor. Recently, she exhibited at the Common Street Gallery in Waterville.