the healing muse

Sarah Averill's Gallery

Artist's Bio

When I entered medical school, I started making trips to Syracuse’s South Side and Near-West side to learn about living conditions in what were considered the city’s most distressed neighborhoods. The medical school offered a bus tour every year to incoming students in these same neighborhoods. We rarely got off the bus but instead rode and listened to the tour guide’s descriptions of how these places come to be. We experienced the community much as a tourist might, at arm’s length, with only brief glimpses, freeze frames, snap shots in time. I wanted to know them and what it was like for them to live there. I returned to that neighborhood months later and started taking pictures.

Abandoned Dwellings

Vertical Panoramic
 
Substance

Vertical Panoramic

 

Substance and Light

Cherry Valley Store Front

Cherry Valley Store Front


Neighborhood Residents

Man with Yellow Roses

This is My Car

Man with Yellow Roses

This is My Car

Hop off Moped Yong Family

Hop off Moped

Young Family

Sluggers

Sluggers

Sarah's Blog - http://fearlesssky.blogspot.com/ External link

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October 22, 2014 4:00pm

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Accepted annually September 1 through May 1.