Best in Show

Best in Show. Erin Clark, The Boston Globe

BIDDEFORD, ME – 07/14/2019 Laya Lupien eats a graham cracker and rests her hand on the door of her family’s tent while trying to escape the summer heat with her brother Dylan, left, mother Mariah, brother Evan and father Patrick. The day before, the Lupien family of five was evicted from their home after having their SSI taken away, their food stamps revoked, and their rent raised without warning over the span of one year. “Thank you, mommy” says Laya for seemingly no reason. “I really don’t know why you’re thanking me,” says Mariah. “My kids are camping with no roof over their head, and they’re still thankful.”