The Area, 2013
Via Gapers Block / The Grid: “Several years ago, transportation company Norfolk Southern initiated an expansion of its 47th Street Terminal by covertly buying property in the northeast corner of Englewood. Since the plans were publicized in September 2011, residents have been living on borrowed time, maintaining friendships and traditions while struggling with new problems in their vanishing community. This short is the first piece of a feature-length documentary about the neighborhood and its confrontation with the pressures of contemporary transportation infrastructure.”
Conceived and shot by photographer David Schalliol, with assistance from the folks at The Grid. It’s good. Watch it.
For more background information on this project, read Lee Bey’s interview with David.