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Brenda Ann Kenneally

Brenda Ann Kenneally is an independent photojournalist whose photos of Troy, New York, appeared in the 2009 World Press Photo exhibition. A chronicler of coming-of-age in post-industrial America, her project, “Upstate Girls: What Became of Collar City” was awarded first place at the World Press Awards for Daily Life Stories in 2009, and an honorable Mention at UNICEF Photo of the Year.


Women of Troy

Fall 2009 | Poetry

In Women of Troy, poet Susan Somers-Willett and photographer Brenda Ann Kenneally look at the lives of young, working-class women in Troy, New York.

Just a Girl

Fall 2009 | Poetry

Billie Jean  Her sister’s water broke this morning and her Cymbalta’s not working and she’s soon to be homeless because those twin nephews are fast on their way but today her ex-lover’s baby mother is going to be at the Flag Day parade [...]

The Cutting Place

Fall 2009 | Poetry

She’s always been a tomboy, Mama Vic says, Mouthy.
Runnin’ the roads. Not comin’ home, and as she speaks

A Call to Arms

Fall 2009 | Criticism

Don’t make the mistake of calling her
angel or saint. The tremendous broad crowning
Troy’s war monument grips her sword