Photos: Old East Dallas Gentrification, Part 12

I’m pretty excited about these photos. I feel like this project is finally taking shape and capturing the process the way I hoped it would. I started thinking about how gentrification is almost like time and aging. It’s this large overpowering force that sneaks up on you and creates massive change that’s virtually impossible for these communities to resist in a meaningful way. I looked for scenes and juxtapositions that I felt captured these feelings. Houses with new buildings creeping up behind them as if they are ready to push them out of the way in the name progress.

I photographed the house below two years ago. It had no buildings surrounding it, now it’s the only old house still remaining on the street.

Old East Dallas Gentrification Project

A series documenting the gentrification happening in Old East Dallas on medium format film since 2016

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