This is the Place

Dance Exchange, a community based arts organization wanted to tell the story of the mostly immigrant and working class people that call New Hampshire Avenue home during a period of gentrification and change. 

I shot portraits of residents in their homes and businesses.The images were featured in the front lawn of two adjoining housing projects. As part of a community event, the images were placed on tall poles planted in a large circle. Members of the community and a team of modern dancers then performed a choreographed dance between the images while accompanied by local musicians.