Artist Danielle DeJesus was born and raised in Bushwick. About ten years ago, when she was in high school, she realized the neighborhood starting to change. She noticed “bodegas turning into swanky bars, supermarkets blaring english rock music instead of salsa,” and her mom started getting calls from landlords offering the family cash to move out of their apartment. It’s these changes that inspired Danielle to pick up a camera, and for last few years Danielle has been photographing the Bushwick she remembers, hoping to evoke the sights, sounds, and smells of the neighborhood before it started to change. This week on the show Danielle talks about growing up in Bushwick, photography, her conflicted views on gentrification, and her love of David’s Sunflower Seeds.
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