Digital Documentary Photography
I wanted to capture the transformation of the old tobacco warehouses
from the purpose they once served to what they function as today. Durham
is famous for its success with the tobacco product, and the traces this
industry left behind still linger in the social atmosphere of the city.
These buildings can be found all over Durham, but now they provide great
living spaces for Durham residents as well as places to hang out. The
restaurants, shops, and office spaces that make up the Tobacco District
as well as Brightleaf Square provide a great space for people to relax.
The West Village and newly renovated Tobacco District Apartments take
the character of these old buildings and create homes with an artsy
feel that attracts many. Although these buildings provided the success
of the tobacco empire of long ago, they continue to serve the residents
of Durham. These warehouses have always fascinated me, and I hoped with
my project to draw attention to these great structures.