East Somerville Project
2010 to 2011
The East Somerville Project documents the rich local history and ever changing cultural identity of the city. This body of work presents how the city has been shaped over many generations, by its people, architecture shops, streets, and businesses. East Somerville has new and old businesses opening and closing each day, Italian, Irish and Spanish peoples navigate, move in, move out and interact with one another throughout this process. These photographs exhibit unique traces from each transition in time, from the façades of the buildings, to the faces of the people exploring the streets. Choosing a specific area, the documentation is captured topographically, within the bounds of Sullivan Station, Washington Street, Broadway, Route 93 and Monsignor McGrath Highway, highlighting the strong focus on this specific part of the city. This project will be culturally significant as time goes on, using traditional techniques to form a contemporary, archival documentation of the city. Generations to come will be able to reference and research this body of work and compare it to other historical works that have also documented the city.