Seven Fridays in South Phoenix
Observations, Reflections, and
Photographs by Matthew Alan Lord
a Community in Transition
was produced as part of the Learning From South Phoenix class taught
by Dr. Kristin Koptiuch, a professor at ASU's West Campus. As
the title suggests, I spent seven Fridays in South Phoenix in Spring
2006 observing, listening, recording ideas, sharing conversations,
and taking photographs.
I have been
conducting a case study of South Phoenix' neighbor, Laveen, for the
last couple years. I took the course as a way to gain a fresh
perspective on what has been happening in Laveen, and to explore the
similarities and differences of these communities.
I also used the class to
experiment with website design and composition, particularly in
presenting the numerous photographs. In hindsight, some
solutions worked better than others. Most are intuitively
arranged, but certain sections require a little patience for
downloading. I hope that you will both enjoy and be challenged
by the images themselves.
The text in the column on the left
contains links that will take you to the essays, written and
photographic, on topics ranging from disappearing farm fields
to a major environmental remediation effort to seeing South Phoenix
from the bus.
Thanks for stopping by!
Matthew Alan Lord
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