I shot these a couple weeks ago as part of ATX Squared, an Austin docu photography project with a ton of photographers, each shooting a three block area of East Austin around 12th & Chicon.
In 1928, the city of Austin approved a plan to block general services to black residents unless they moved to East Austin, it remained that way for about 60 years. Once an enclave for the black community, now a rapidly changing neighborhood currently riding the tides of gentrification.
Our assignment was to simply engage. Talk to people. Capture the environment, and notice. These are some of the people I met