The South End

The 177-acre South End historic district of Stamford Connecticut is undergoing transformation and gentrification. The so-called Harbor Point redevelopment is a $6 billion project, among the largest real estate development projects in the country. About halfway through now, when complete it will comprise 4000 luxury apartments plus retail and office space. The lovely apartment buildings going up are unaffordable for long-time residents who are primarily low income. Life for many South End residents appears difficult and will surely become more so as gentrification advances. I wanted to celebrate the neighborhood by capturing it in photographs before it was unrecognizable. I began photographing there in 2016 and continued through 2018. The metamorphosis continues.