I didn’t know what was going on. I didn’t remember my parents mentioning anything about it. I only knew that the neighborhood I grew up in was changing, and I knew I had to capture it.
Shelia Huggins has been photographing places for almost thirty years, starting in the 1980s with pictures of the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C. Since then, her portfolio has grown to include cities like Chicago, New York, and Boston. Now she has returned home to capture the transformation taking place in Greenville, North Carolina, as the development of a transportation corridor changes the landscape of the community. Interested in what she calls the “genealogy of place,” with Remnants and Revival she shares pieces of the past and hope for the future.
This was the final project for the Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. See more Fall 2014 final projects at cdsporch.org/archives/23603.