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: In most American cities there is an avenue or boulevard bearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s name. From Shreveport, Louisiana to Portland, Oregon, photographer Susan Berger’s work documents contemporary scenes of the neighborhoods surrounding these streets and, in the spirit of their namesake, examines the ways in which King inspires or influences 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 Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.