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FOTOT/ Në San Françisko disa gjëra kanë mbetur njësoj… -

FOTOT/ Në San Françisko disa gjëra kanë mbetur njësoj…


Në fund të viteve ’90, Sasn Françisko në SHBA nisi që të ndryshojë.

Zona u mbush me kompani të internetit.

Pas vitit 2005, kur Google nisi që të tërhiqte interesin e mijëra nëpunësve, atëherë qyteti njohu një boom.

Silicon Valley tërhoqi mijëra njerëz, duke e pasuruar qytetin.

Megjithatë, kjo lagje ka mbetur thuajse siç ka qenë në të shkuarën.

Fotografi Alex Welsh sjell këto imazhe nga një zonë e mbushur me krim e varfëri.

Residents of Hunters View celebrate the life of Martel 'Gully' Peters with a dance party on the block after his funeral.  Peters was shot 16 times in the Army street projects.  His  brother, 'Nook' and his sister 'Tati' moved out of Hunters View shortly afterDom from the 'Bread Me Out' crew watches his dogs scuffle in his backyardA child peers out to see the fire from a motorbike that exploded in the Oakdale public housing complexA couple kisses in Alice Griffith.  As tech companies continue to help drive up the cost of rent in San Francisco and gentrification reshapes the face of its neighborhoods, photographer Alex Welsh decided to focus on those areas that have remained stagnantNorris Bennett and his uncle Ricky wait for a mechanic after their van breaks downThe grandchildren of a war veteran carry their grandfather's casket after the funeral in Hunters PointDrew Beezy walks through the dilapidated and largely abandoned Oakdale public housing complex, while a young girl surveys a wall vandalized with gang graffitiA young man shows off his gun in the Alice Griffith public housing development in Hunters Point.  When Lennar redevelops Alice Griffith, charges such as gun possession will disqualify entire families from a unit in the new complex'Ra Ra,' left, and 'Mo Drama,' right, hang from the laundry lines in the Hunters View housing projects while waiting for a friend to catch up with themA woman from Hunters Point strips at the Crazy Horse Gentlemen's Club in Downtown San FranciscoA man stands in the middle of the road in the Alice Griffith public housing complex.  Built in 1962, the complex is up for a long-awaited redevelopment this yearWomen embrace at the Branner family reunion on Harbor Row in Hunters PointFriends and family mourn over the death of Andre Helton, 18, who was shot and killed in his car in the early hours of he morning.  Much of Helton's family resides in Hunters Point as well as the Fillmore district where his funeral was heldThe 'Bread Me Out' crew  hangs outside a laundromat on 3rd Street in Hunters PointMen show off their tattoos in Alice Griffith, also known as 'Double Rock'Lee, a resident of Hunters View, watches the inauguration  of Barak Obama.  'I grew up being told that there would never be a black president, and when I became a father I told my kids the same thing.  I can't believe this is happening.'A young man 'Drew Beezy' shows off his tattoos in Oakdale.  The 'Oakdale Mob' was the first alleged street gang to be put under a gang injunction in the city of San Francisco in 2007.  Today, over 20 young men are listed as active gang members on the blockSpeedy, a young man from Oakdale, admires his chain in the afternoon light while sitting in a van with his friends on Navy Road.  In 2007, San Francisco created its first-ever gang injunction against the Oakdale Mob, listing over 20 young men allegedly involved in gang activity on the block.  Today, most of the kids there are under the age of 18, many of whom don't live there anymore but come to see their friendsMarch Bafia, 91, keeps an eye on his grandchildren on their way home from schoolWith the PG&E power plant in the background, from left, Terry Phillips, Jusuw a ay-Loto, Meritiana Loto and Justice Phillips relax on their porch on Harbor Row in Hunters Point.  Residents successfully lobbied to shut down the power plant in 2005; the single largest stationary source of air pollution in the city at the time


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