FABRIC OF AMERICA | GENTRIFICATION | THE ALIEN TRAIL
When the developers roll into your neighborhood promising new, upgrades, expansions, refreshed, and improved the first question to ask is who asked for it, and who is it for. Gentrification tells the story of the trauma caused when neighborhoods are disrupted.
There are many reasons that people strike out for new lands, leaving their homes behind. It could be economic, danger, or war. Unfortunately developed countries have become increasingly xenophobic, and immigrants are less and less welcome each year. The Alien Trail follows four photographers as they capture with their lens the migrant and refugee population in the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus. And, in The Fabric of America, the challenges of living in America without proper documentation is explored, from many sides, revealing the complexity and controversy, and showing how the issues manifest locally, in Montgomery County, Maryland.
Brooks Library, Room 310