Quiet Streets

By  |  June 8, 2015
Jersey City, NJ | photo by Susan Berger Jersey City, NJ | photo by Susan Berger

Artist: Susan Berger

Project: Martin Luther King Dr.

Description: From Savannah, Georgia, to Jersey City, New Jersey; from Chicago to Los Angeles to New York—in most American cities there is a street or boulevard bearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s name. In her project Martin Luther King Dr., Susan Berger documents the neighborhoods these roads run through, examining the ways in which King’s name is used as an encouragement to residents.


Susan Berger studied photography at Columbia College in Chicago as well as the University of Arizona. She’s been awarded the Artist’s Project Grant by the Arizona Commission on the Arts, and her work is currently in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the Southeast Museum of Photography, the Lishui Photography Museum of China, and Roosevelt University in Chicago. View more of her work at www.susanbergerphotographs.com

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.