Nina S. Young

nina@ninasyoung.com

Displaced

These photographic works are a meditation on displacement. Taken in various Pittsburgh neighborhoods, the photographs document the places where people and nature have been pushed out due to new project development. The work is informed by Dr. Mindy Thompson Fullilove, who writes that a life of experiences, feelings, sounds and smells joins us to the buildings that provide us shelter. These photographs were taken during a period of personal adjustment to new environs and sparked in me a truer understanding of what it is like to be separated from the familiar. Whole communities continue to experience the ill effects of past urban renewal projects and current gentrification processes. It is my hope that the human experience and the integrity of place is thoughtfully considered and respected by those who aim to transform neighborhoods.

Behind Saint Peter and Paul Church

Larimer, Pittsburgh

New Development, Larimer Avenue

Larimer, Pittsburgh

Centre Ave., Off of Penn Ave.

East Liberty, Pittsburgh

Behind Target

Target, East Liberty, Pittsburgh

Duquesne University Track

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Uber Test Track

Uber Test Track, Hazelwood, Pittsburgh

Penn Plaza Apartments

Penn Plaza Apartments, East Liberty, Pittsburgh

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Corner of Murray and Forward Ave

Corner of Murray Avenue and Forward Avenue, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh

Penn Plaza Apartments

Penn Plaza Apartments, East Liberty, Pittsburgh

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New Development, Garfield

New Development, Garfield, Pittsburgh

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Wilkinsburg

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Duquesne University Track

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Pittsburgh