Experience Sasha Phyars-Burgess' UNTITLED AND YET TO BE DETERMINED, 41.8949° N, 87.7654° W (AUSTIN): A Photographic Exploration of Race, Class & Space in Austin at the Main Library.
Beginning in the late 1960s, Austin, on the city’s West side and one of Chicago’s largest neighborhoods, experienced dramatic demographic changes due to white flight, redlining, and economic disinvestment.
Phyars-Burgess' photography captures the ongoing effects of these changes and the everyday lives of Austin residents.
About the artist
Sasha Phyars-Burgess is the current Visiting Artist in the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a past fellow of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium Summer Short-Term Fellowship Program. More about the artist »
About the Black Metropolis Research Consortium
The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is a Chicago-based membership association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions. Its mission is to make broadly accessible its members’ holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago. More about the BMRC »