These images serve as a proof of concept for an ongoing project documenting the rapidly changing Point Breeze neighborhood in Philadelphia. The historically black neighborhood has a rich history as well as a troubled past. Speaking with longtime residents, Point Breeze is making a generally regarded positive shift. However, people of color have been disproportionately denied loans in comparison to white homebuyers.
As the neighborhood becomes a safer and more welcome place to live, I aim to examine how the physical landscape and structures are changing alongside the individuals occupying this shifting pocket of Philadelphia.