displacement
Project info

I have been living at the landmark Chelsea Hotel in NYC since 1984. In the summer of 2011, the hotel was sold and closed to transient guests. The long time residents (about 60 people) have been fighting for the right to keep their homes under the threat of eviction, facing constant harassment, and living amid the debris of demolition.
The series, “Displacement”, deals with the daily emotions of living under very harsh conditions, the insecurity of losing the safety net called home, and the sadness of watching helplessly the destruction of perhaps the city’s most important repository of collective memory.