Photos: Old East Dallas Gentrification, Part 4

A mechanic that works at a nearby auto shop

On my most recent photo walks I tried focusing on the people of the neighborhood, the disappearing people that made up the culture of Old East Dallas. Most people I encountered were very friendly and open with me. I always stopped for a bit and chatted with them about anything, life, the city, my project, etc. I also captured several portraits of homeless men and women that I regularly encountered. Each and everyone one of these people were extremely kind to me and I deeply appreciate them. None of these photos are meant for anyone to laugh or gawk at. They are meant for us to learn from and to remember them.

A neighbor’s dog
The old AT&T building
American flags above the entrance to the old AT&T building
A vacant lot homeless people liked to hang out at
She wanted me to get a photo of her looking angry
Then she gave me her sweet smile
Homeless buddies
Homeless buddies
A local resident relaxing on her porch
A local resident drinking beer and eating on his porch
An abandoned sofa

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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Matthew, I really enjoyed looking at the East Dallas photos. I lived in East Dallas for about 5 years, many years ago and I recognize some of the buildings.

Thank you very much Angie and that’s really cool. Sadly, a lot of those buildings are disappearing one by one making room for massive apartment complexes.

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