Photographer's Note

The facade of the old Ferdinand Furniture building near Dudley Square in Boston's Roxbury neighborhood. The Ferdinand Block, as it's called, is undergoing redevelopment into an office and retail complex that will incorporate some features of pre-existing structures, most notably the flatiron building. Since the mid-20th century, Dudley Square has been the main center for Boston's African-American community. Until 1987, this location was overshadowed by an elevated rapid transit line, and this is almost the very same place depicted near the beginning of "Malcolm X," with Denzel Washington and Spike Lee walking down the street in flashy suits. Though this was originally a color digital photo, I decided to desaturate--partly to emphasize what I wanted, and to neutralize what I did not want: some distracting bits of intense day-glo colors.

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  • Copyright: Chris Lovett (lovettcms) Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 82] (502)
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  • Date Taken: 2013-01-03
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  • Camera: Nikon D7000
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 7:34
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