Sunset on Eagle Street

Originally I photographed the suburban landscape as a way to understand my impulse to flee the tight constraints of small-town living. I have continued to photograph the suburbs and cities across America to explore the role architecture plays in conveying the spirit of a place and the health of a community.

"Sunset on Eagle Street” is a project I have been working on since 2015. North Adams is a small post-industrial town in Massachusetts. It is also home to MASS MoCA, the renowned contemporary art museum. In spite of the infusion of 600 jobs into the local economy when the museum opened in 1999, the downtown area has remained largely moribund since an electric company, the largest employer, closed in 1985. Empty storefronts still abound in North Adams as they do in many town and cities across the country.