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Another Person’s Treasure: Intriguing Photos Taken At Yard Sales Across America

For Yard Sales, Chicago-based photographer Greg Ruffing documents the nuanced phenomenon of American rummage sales. Visiting homes turned inside out by moves, foreclosures, or military reassignments, he captures the massive heaps of stuff that compose a typical modern household. In this fascinating subculture of wheelers and dealers of all ages, the discarded possessions of strangers take on deeper meanings. With an unerringly sensitive gaze, Ruffing cuts through the outlandish to touch on a universal story of human sentiment and struggle.

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