This is the story in pictures of Atlantic City, the iconic American shore resort, as it emerged from its most recent (pre-pandemic) crisis. The city of 40,000 people has been through many transformations in its history: 19th-Century health retreat, Prohibition-Era speakeasy, mid-century nightclub hub and East Coast gambling Mecca. The near- depression of the late 2000s and increasing competition from the spread of gambling across the country upended many schemes of casino impresarios and other developers, leaving many blocks of the city leveled for casinos that were never built. The rate of defaults on home loans was the highest in the nation for a time. My pictures are an attempt to capture the spirit of the place and of the people who live there. The project was published as a book by Daylight Books in 2020.