Gentrification is a phenomenon that affects people lives, even when we do not see it. Behind every new neighborhood, every new condo, every new business, there are always stories. Stories of hope that have started to be written by the ones who arrived, and old intimate stories that have vanished forever with the absence of the ones who left. Little do people know about the many lives that changed in order to make it possible. The main goal of this project is to humanize gentrification. To show the faces and stories of the ones who are in the middle of the process and to help preserving memories that are fleeting in times of economic change in one of the fastest-growing cities in America: Austin, Texas.
Portraits of a Changing Economy has its own photo blog and you can read the stories here.