The Soul of Community
THE SOUL OF COMMUNITY
“Like many American cities, Durham, N.C. is turning once-abandoned factories into tech hubs and microbreweries. It’s also building a shared commitment to its most vulnerable citizens.”
The images, and the above quote, are from “The Soul of Community,” published September 2018 in Craftsmanship Quarterly. It explores how community is being built by residents of Durham in an attempt to keep the city accessible, inclusive and affordable in the face of economic growth, an influx of new people and changes to the city’s landscape that come with development.
The project began as an assignment to make images that complemented a first-person exploration of the topic by writer Barry Yeoman, a long-time Durham resident.