Yamacraw in the Sun

West of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, south of the Savannah River, 315 grey concrete homes conform one of the oldest black neighborhoods in Georgia; Yamacraw Village. The projects, the hood, the ghetto, an isolated, marginalized and often criminalized space that appears frequently in popular media is often known as one of the most dangerous parts of the city. Yamacraw in the Sun explores the life of a group of residents in this difficult neighborhood through a different lens. Although there is some truth to the media's representation of it, there has not been a visual documentation that exposes a broader picture beyond stereotypical crime related news. This is a documentation of the relationships, families, coming of age and parenting in Yamacraw Village in the Spring of 2016.