A life riding the railroads is something that the majority of us will luckily never know, but A Period of Juvenile Prosperity by Mike Brodie captures a number of young people who live such a lifestyle. The photo series that is now a published work of the photographer's entire account gives us a glimpse into a world not many know still exists.
Homelessness remains a major problem around the world and it comes as a surprise that these photos were taken across the United States, which is a country synonymous with success. With that said, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity helps us to understand a life that many will never know and the kinds of hardship they face every day. Although the shots can be melancholy at times, they truly highlight the strong will that those without a home have.
A Period of Juvenile Prosperity is available for purchase now in hardcover and signed editions.