Klondike Smokey City in photos

Churches, barbershops and other community centers are focal points in Klondike Smokey City. 
Editor's note: High Ground News photographer Andrea Morales captured the sites and residents of the Klondike and Smokey City neighborhoods.

For the next three months, our writers, photographers and videographers will be embedded in these North Memphis neighborhoods telling the stories of its rich history and present challenges. 

For an introduction to the launch of our On the Ground series, see this photo essay's related article "Klondike Smokey City's history drives its future."

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Andrea Morales is a documentary photographer based in Memphis. Born in Lima, Peru, she grew up in Miami, earned a B.S. in journalism from the University of Florida and an M.A. in photography from Ohio University. Working for different newspapers moved her to cities and newsrooms of all size, including the El Sentinel in South Florida, the Lima News in NW Ohio and The New York Times in NYC. Most recently, she was on staff as a photographer at the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire, where she covered barn dances, ox pulls and presidential elections, all with equal joy.