Neighborhood Gentrification, A Photography Documentary

Neighborhood Gentrification, A Photography Documentary – Part 11

This is a photography documentary that explores how neighborhood gentrification is transforming a Dallas neighborhood called Old East Dallas.

This is a photography documentary that explores how neighborhood gentrification is transforming a Dallas neighborhood called Old East Dallas.

On this recent shoot, I again focused on homes and also other buildings. Capturing the change in architecture happening in Old East Dallas. I really like a few of the photos in this series but I feel I’m barely getting my feet wet on this project. There is still so much for me to learn about Dallas, gentrification, and film photography.

This building was the headquarters of the Dallas Independent School District from the 1950s until 2016 when they bought a larger office building and moved into it. It was a beautiful art deco building. A developer bought the building and decided to preserve the main part of it which you see in the photo. They are going to make that part of the building the lobby area of a luxury apartment complex they will call The Academic.

I snuck into the property and took a few photos of it. I even went into the building to capture the Dallas skyline with a tractor in the foreground from out one of the windows.

Neighborhood Gentrification, A Photo Documentary

This photo documentary has been exploring neighborhood gentrification in Old East Dallas on medium format film since 2016. You can see the best of this series in this gallery.

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Matthew T Rader