(SEATTLE) Mar. 29, 2013 – “Faces of SODO” is a photo essay by the Puget Sound Business Journal’s visual journalism staff Anthony Bolante and Marcus Donner who profiled with our cameras over a period of six months, an evolving and burgeoning neighborhood in South Seattle. Published in-print and online in today’s edition of the PSBJ, we worked on this project to reveal to readers how this once industrial-only and gritty neighborhood “South of the (King) Dome” is rapidly changing and becoming a destination neighborhood in Seattle’s exploding population. With the NFL Seattle Seahawks’ and Seattle Sounders FC’s Centurylink Field and the MLB Seattle Mariners’ Safeco Field already drawing thousands of sports fans to the region, the Chris Hansen-proposed NBA basketball/NHL hockey arena sketched for development just South of the two existing giant sports venues, this photo essay’s reportage revolved around the business community’s response to their evolving neighborhood.
Much thanks to the 17 businesses that allowed Marcus and I to document their lives over the past half-year and to the PSBJ’s amazing editorial staff, especially Assistant Managing Editor for Design Jenny O’Brien for giving us the support and latitude to execute this project. We hope you enjoy our work.
Here is the link to the online PSBJ photo gallery and also the link to register for our Photo Gallery premiere/one-night presentation at the super-new, super-cool speakeasy ‘Aston Manor’ on Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 5:30-7:30pm in SODO neighborhood (of course!). We hope to see you there as we present our photo essay on an monster-sized LED jumbotron for gallery attendees
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