The West Ward is an area of contradiction. If you want photographic evidence, the two properties pictured are directly across from each other on Walnut Street. In interviewing the denizens of the ward, I have been asked repeatedly, "This ain't a police thing, is it?" or other similar questions. Even when I tell them I'm just a journalist/blogger, potential subjects grow even more suspicious of my intentions when they see my camera. Because our realities are dictated by the space we inhabit, I'm finding that the opinions of the residents are quite varied. Over the next few weeks, intermittently, I'm going to bring you interviews of the West Ward. Let me know what you think.
Watch out folks; he's got a camera...