Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Dekalb Market

This months cover design by Aleksandar Ares,
original photo by K.K.W.
It died too young: Urban Change (In The Shadow Of The Young Ones). Photos By K.K.W

Entrepreneurship, quality, community, sustainability, farming and education. These are the six aspects of Dekalb Market (God rest its soul), formerly at 138 Willouhby street on Flatbush ave Brooklyn. As I biked home from Manhattan I decided to photograph the market, which I should have done much sooner. It was cloudy day, and there seemed a sense of slight despair hanging over the area, a sense of loss. Something wonderful died, and everyone who worked there, or had a business there felt the weight of it.

Requiem for Dekalb Market. The tracks were upbeat
and great, but could not cover up the despair.

I thought this would be great as the ending shot.
Its urban development that brought about Dekalb Market,
and what caused its demise at this address.

If you would like to know more, go to:http://dekalbmarket.com. "Art is the reason, art is the way."

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