Voices of East Durham
After passing by the American Tobacco Campus and Durham Bulls Athletic Park, the high-rises quickly give way to the community of East Durham. While this area is often judged by surface level statistics like crime rates and poverty levels, thousands of diverse residents with a rich culture and history call East Durham their home. The purpose of this project is to delve deeper into the community's hopes and challenges through the eyes of people who live and work there.
Each person in this series is at the center of their own smaller community within East Durham: a barbershop, a church, a high school’s theatre program and a community garden. Each portrait is accompanied by scenes of where these people do their work.
Michael Page, the pastor of Antioch Baptist Church
Kareemah Abdusamad, SEEDS Community Garden