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Julian Fisher   Photojournalist

An American EducationTrapped In The Middle : Long HoursHealth Assistance

Outside of diner at night

Long hours, late hours: a local coffee shop owner, 3rd generation immigrant family, understands the pressure to get by. He and his employees, working hard, working fast, working for little.


I see more people among our employees that need to work more hours, take a second job. Everybody has more expenses. The cost of living has certainly gone up. Not many people that work here can buy a house. This is certainly lower middle class, working in a diner.

inside of diner at night
view of diner counter with people eating
multiple images of diner