It’s Just Business

In 2010, the city of Ogden, Utah threatened to close down the Lighthouse Lounge, a beer-only strip club open since 1958, by enforcing a new zoning law ordinance preventing sexually-oriented businesses from operating near schools or churches. Two women, Tiia Secor and Kandice Craig, both single mothers, spoke about their livelihood and experience as dancers at the Lighthouse.

This story won a third-place award in NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism 2011.

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