Restoration Revisited

By  |  December 16, 2015
Inside the Ponce City Market during its restoration | All photographs by Blake Burton Inside the Ponce City Market during its restoration | All photographs by Blake Burton

Artist: Blake Burton

Project: Ponce City Market

Description: This series by Blake Burton documents the rehabilitation of one of Atlanta’s most historic buildings: the Sears, Roebuck & Company building in the city’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, which reopened last year as the Ponce City Market. Trained as an architect, Burton has an eye for space, composition, and light that made him ideally suited to capture the building’s unique qualities during the renovation.


Blake Burton is an architect and photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He earned his Masters of Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2009.

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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.