David S.

David S.

TALE OF TWO CITIES

This is in the Beecher Terrace community and I took this picture going towards East. We have the high rise buildings overshadowing Beecher Terrace and you can barely even see the apartment complex because of all the trees. I went over to the East side and was going to take a picture back and it’s invisible because you have all the trees. It’s almost as if they don’t want you to see that side if you’re driving through, you can’t even see that side. So, I took this photo because I wonder what that says to people that live here, that every time they walk out they look up and see across the street and then has situated the community in such a way that you can’t even see them unless you drive down the street. I titled this picture a tale of two cities because I see it as an issue of justice. A couple blocks down there is thriving economic development, thriving social life and then you come down to Beecher Terrace and you have people in the projects living on top of each other and you have it situated where it’s basically a canvas where we always have this overshadowing of power in the city looking down.