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Common Ground

Click the image above to watch Scott Strazzante’s compelling piece, Common Ground.

On July 2, 2002, Jean and Harlow Cagwin watched as their home — the last remnant of their 118-acre cattle farm in Lockport, Illinois — was torn down clearing the way for a new housing development. Several years later, Ed and Amanda Grabenhofer and their four children moved into the new Willow Walk subdivision, their house just yards from where the Cagwin's home once stood.

Common Ground introduces us to the lives touched by this land, as photographer Scott Strazzante takes us on a visual journey exploring the differences and similarities of these two families while simultaneously asking us to look at what is common among us all.

Common Ground credits:

Photography and Interviews: Scott Strazzante
Video: Wes Pope
Original Music: Andy Webster
Producer: Chad A. Stevens
Executive Producer: Brian Storm

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