Evicted | A Photo Essay – One Year Old Watches on as Eviction Crew Removes Playpen During a Home Foreclosure

Eviction in Colorado photographer John Moore: It’s hard to ‘stand there and watch’

In a stunning visual essay about the one family reeling from foreclosure, John Moore of Getty Images photographed a Colorado family’s eviction from their home last week. The resulting gallery was one of the most-viewed items on washingtonpost.com, and hundreds of readers wrote in with questions about the family, their situation and how Moore managed to take such intimate photographs in the fraught moments of the foreclosure.

Brandie Barbiere said she had stopped making mortgage payments on the home 11 months earlier, after she lost more than half her home child-care business because of the economy. Last Wednesday, a deputy from the Weld County sheriff’s department showed up to evict the family. Moore was tagging along with the sheriff’s department as part of a longer-term project for Getty on the national housing crisis.

Chase Milam, 1, watches as an eviction team removes household belongings. (John Moore/Getty Images)

An eviction team member removes a playpen from a house as a sheriff’s deputy steps over children.
(John Moore/Getty Images)

You can view the entire gallery here…

The American Dream…

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6 Responses to “Evicted | A Photo Essay – One Year Old Watches on as Eviction Crew Removes Playpen During a Home Foreclosure”
  1. Daniel says:

    Law enforcement involved in these evictions should be completely ashamed of themselves,,,it’s obvious they are the security force for the banksta’s…

    • lvent says:

      Cook County Illinois Sheriff Tom Dart promised the people of COOK COUNTY on NATIONAL TELEVISION that he would not evict if there was fraud in the foreclosure and he found plenty of evidence of the fraud….Sheriff Dart said on CNN, WORLD WIDE TELEVISION that the banks DO NOT even have the NOTES TO FORECLOSE….YET TODAY, I HEARD ON THE LOCAL RADIO THAT THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IS EVICTING PEOPLE….The SHERIFFS DEPT. HAS THE POWER TO HALT ALL EVICTIONS AND FORECLOSURES….TIME TO CALL OUT THE COUNTY SHERIFF OF YOUR COUNTY AND MARCH ON YOUR COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENTS MAIN OFFICE…AND HOLD THE COUNTY SHERIFF ACCOUNTABLE…THEY HAVE THE POWER AND THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO BE THE GATEKEEPER FOR MILLIONS OF FRAUDCLOSED ON HOMES…..AND PROTECT HOMEOWNERS FROM HAVING THEIR PROPERTIES STOLEN FROM THEM ILLEGALLY!!!

    • Fury says:

      stepping over children???!! when will this madness ever end?

  2. Mike says:

    This photo essay is from 2 years ago.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/I_XbynerBIB/Unemployment+Fuels+Evictions+Foreclosures/PtcgchYqyhG

    Nice cradle-to-grave social policy we have going here, no?

    It is, apparently, an eviction from a rented apartment–which really doesn’t seem to matter much from the human standpoint, does it?

    This is a human tragedy.

    This is what Occupy Wall Street is all about.

  3. WhatSignature says:

    This is absolutely disgusting!! No other words can explain this.

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